As Buddha is beginning to approach his 8th month with me, he's starting to not look so good.
I was thinking it was the tank, but it's in the appropriate tank temp range (78 right now), and it was cleaned two days ago.
He's been in the bowl for these 7 months, and has been on just about the same changing schedule for these 7 months.
He's been clamping up more than usual (not the extreme clamping, but clamping nontheless) and has just developed a decent sized hole in his pectoral fin. His fins have been growing, so I was thinking it was tailbiting, but Buddha has never bit his tail before, so I don't know why he'd start now.
But he's also just been showing lethargic signs, an he'll often just lay in the hornwort for a decent amount of time at once. I once saw him stay there for a good hour. He'll have bouts of movement an he'll look fine, but then he'll just return to his coma like state again :/
He eats all the same, and there's no discoloration or swelling. He doesn't show signs of gasping or heavy breathing. In fact, he breathes less to the point where I think he's dead.
Any help? :/