Why did you call him petey instead of blue steel? His colors are amazing!
thank you! He just seemed like a Petey to me :)
Are his eyes the same color as his scales? Or are they white?
His eyes are the same color as his scales. Someone suggested that he was a dragonscale and often times their scales grow over their eyes. This was the best info I got though
Can he see the pellets when you feed him?
Yes, he sees them. If he isn't looking at a pellet but one starts to fall around him, he'll notice it and chase after it. He always catches them.
How long have you been doing the salt treatment?
Today is the 5th day of salt treatment.
You're treating a 5 gallon tank with salt? Are there live plants in there as well?
Yea, I know its not the best but I am doing it in a 5 gallon tank. I'm currently in the process of moving so buying a small tank just to take it down in a week didn't seem like the best idea... Its a bit of a hassle to get that amount of water mixed but it's currently all I have to work with. I took out the live plant and snail when I started the salt treatment. Should I stop treatment? He seems like he is feeling better in it.
I'm not sure if I would call that vertical stripes, more like a discoloring midsection.
I don't think that's normal.
They initially were vertical stripes and they started to spread out more so I wasn't exactly sure what to call it.
The discolored section is it SILVER or WHITE?
This is just a guess, but maybe one of his organs is failing.
really? I hope thats not the case. The discolored section is more white than it it silver, although it has a shiny tinge to it. I don't know if that makes sense...