Thank you. I like to think he's happy and comfortable now.
Originally Posted by monica12980
But how did he die?
I finally got him yesterday afternoon after seeing him at Petsmart for over two months. He seemed scared in his new tank and hid on the bottom very still, only coming up for air every once in a while, then darting back down again to seek another hiding place. He was just starting to swim around and explore when I went to bed last night.
The first thing I checked when I opened my eyes this morning was his tank. My heart sunk when I saw that the water was cloudy. It took a few moments to locate his little body sticking out from where it was wedged between the glass beads. He spent all of yesterday hiding among them and would blend right in because of how colourless he was. I don't know why he died. I had tested his cup yesterday and the water parameters weren't bad. Although he had only one eye, a scarred face, a skinny body, torn fins, and missing scales, those wounds were old. He did not have any physically signs of illness. He was also active and swimming when he was in his cup. Nothing was wrong with my water and I acclimated him really slowly.
Maybe I did something wrong. I'll never know for sure.