I've been battling ammonia in Spike's tank ever since hubby decided to help me get rid of my brown algae and put in a tank sucker.(which BTW he has been told countless times why a tank sucker cannot live with Spike in his 5.5 gallon)
Being that husband felt horrible and watching me stress over my poor fishy he let me go get Spike a new plant. After some much debate over Wistiera or Anachrais, I finally went home with an Anachrais and a bottle of Flourish.
Spike had started to show some more improvement last night but today he really has improved...in leaps and bounds. He is swimming more on his own. Where as he would only swim when I came to check up on him. He isn't laying down as much. Where as before he would lay down all the time and only come up for air. He is very much his little piggy self. Where as before his appetite was slowly disappearing. His fins, oh I am so happy to see them open again. Before he kept them CLAMPED. When he would stop swimming they would weight him down. Now when he stops they stay open and he just "floats" there :)
When I 1st put the plant in he was flaring a tab bit at it, nipping it, making sure it knows its place. I was starting to worry he was going to tear it apart. But he has settled down about it/seems to swim around the plant more than his hidys/fake n huge Anachrais(that of which he LOVED)
Onto pictures :)