Well Sinatra died yesterday. I'm really confused about what happened. I checked the disease thread and read about symptoms, but his symptoms didn't match anything! When I first got him I put him in a 10 gallon tank. He acted stressed and didn't eat much, so I put him in a 1.7 instead. He still nipped his fins a bit, but the 1.7 seemed to make him happier than the larger tank. I noticed he was acting lethargic, resting a lot. So I added some stress coat to his water day before yesterday. There wasn't a change, and he wasn't eating much, and then he passed away. There was no velvet or ick, and he didn't have swim bladder issues at all. Ever since I got him he nipped his fins, so maybe he was just depressed or something. I feel awful about it. Does anyone know what it might be, or ways to prevent death in other fish if they show these symptoms?
Thanks, I washed the tank with hot water and vinegar and put it out in the sun, I will refill it Thursday. Since he acted strange all along I got to thinking he was just a strange fish, but maybe he had something.
^And soak it with water conditioner to make it aquarium safe. But make it double or triple the dose: so lets say 2 drops a gallon would now be four, or six. I did that with my aquariums and they are just fine :)