I just got my purple salamander plaket (his name is Iota). I've had him for about two weeks now. He's slowly become listless and is resting way too much, even with stimulation from me ("Hey buddy! finger waggle "wake up little man!"). He's still eating...my water was just tested yesterday and it was zero for both ammonia and nitrates. As I left this morning I found him up by the filter again and this time just laying on his side - tipping
. I hate it when they TIP!
So, quick stats: 4 gallon Aqueon with filter and live plants. Shares the tank with two ghost shrimp. Tank is new but cycled. Temp is constant 78 degrees, (preset heater). If he's bloating I haven't seen any signs of pineconing. Haven't seen any waste so couldn't tell you anything about that. Have been feeding him 3-4 betta mini floating wafers (Hikari) brand per day, and one day he had 1 bloodworm, broken up first.
Sorry, don't have time to do the worksheet - have to go! Any advice is helpful!!