For nearly a week I've had a few questions about my new fish Nibbles. My question is pretty simple, but I want to put in a bit of background info first since this is my third thread about him. At this point I've had more trouble with Nibbles in the past 2 weeks then I had with Luigi during 3 1/2 years he was with me.
The first question was about Nibbles not eating
. At the moment, I can get Nibbles to eat bloodworms if I nudge them towards his face, but pellets are a lost cause. While trying to figure out what was the cause of no appitite, I noticed his heater was making the tank temp 87 instead of 79 degrees. Nibbles hasn't been able to float properly
since. For anyone who doesn't feel like clicking the link, he bobs up and down in the corner of my hospital tank like a fish lure. As of today, not only is he floating the same exact way, but he is now starting to sink in slow motion, swim back to the top, sink in slow motion, swim back to the top, ect. He can swim in all directions when he's active, but when he wants to rest he can't be horizontal. So...I'm not sure if he's sleeping properly.
Now that all the background info is out of the way...
Does this mean my dreams of transferring him to his permanent 8 gallon tank are dashed and I should buy a shallow 2 gallon tank as his permanent home instead?