Yes, I know. It's really bizarre to get worked up about poop, much less cheer when it happens.
But Cayman was constipated, and looked bloated. So I put him into an Epsom salt bath on Thursday.... On Friday morning, he looked like he was dead. I went to cup him, and he swam away! (I think both of us screamed. LOL).... On Saturday morning, he was doing barrel rolls in his tank, which freaked me out!... Today, he looked better though. Shellieca recommended feeding him a pellet. I did, and he pooped! Yay! I've removed him from the salt treatment, and he's back in his regular water now. He doesn't look overly happy. But hey, at least he's not doing barrel rolls, or giving me his best "play dead" act. So I'll take it.
Tahiti won't eat. BUT he's still active. He swims all over the place, meanders through his pipes and pots, and flirts with the girl next door (Fiji). But he either spits out or ignores his pellets. Eventually, the pellets sink and get yuky looking, and I scoop them out and throw them away.....
I've put a barrier up between his tank and Fiji's. I think he's a little too obsessed with her. Hopefully, if he sees her a little less, he'll remember to eat occasionally.
Maybe I need to change my sig line to "If it's not one thing, it's another." LOL
The barrier between Tahiti's and Fiji's tanks had the desired effect. Tahiti ate his pellets today.
Then again, maybe he just wasn't hungry yesterday. Who knows.... *shrug* We need to teach our fish to talk, so they can tell us how they're feeling. LOL
I adjusted the barrier so they can see each other a little, but not all the time. I think it'll be better that way.
All three are doing fine today. Yay! Finally, no one is sick, or floating upside down, or doing barrel rolls. (I sure hope I didn't just jinx myself here.)
Cayman's fins are still looking ragged. They're clean though, and he's been getting loads of water changes. (Ammonia is at 0.) So either they were affected by his recent submersion on Epsom salts, or he's biting them off. I keep sneaking over to look at him, to make sure he's not chewing on his tail. But he invariably sees me coming, and stares at his food container while doing a little Happy Dance. LOL
Tahiti not only ate his pellets today, but he built a bubble nest.
Cayman is DEFINITELY chewing off his pretty fins. Maybe he needs more cover in his tank? I have to remind myself that he's been here for LESS than two weeks, so everything is still new - and maybe a bit overwhelming for him.... I bought some more silk plants for him today. Hopefully, it'll make him more comfy in his new tank, and solve the tail biting issue. Silly fish...
And Fiji is, well, just like always - she's happy and hungry. LOL