My fish Hypolita has been placed in a two gallon tank (what I had orginally thought was five gallons) with plenty of food, a no current filtration system, and all the plants and hiding places she can hide in.
I had tried to put her in a sorority tank, in hopes of having an economic way to house my fish. She got picked on the worst and I wound up putting all my fish in their own tanks.
She recovered from her wounds quickly, but I was stunned to discover how thin she was, even when I had moved her from her orginal vase to the soroity tank.
She had been stressed for a while before I was able to get her a place of her own. The stress lines have disappeared but she's turned from a beautiful bright blue to a pastel color, and she hardly eats and her body is thinner than her head. I've tried everything I could think of, frequent water changes, watching her eat small meals several times a day, water condtioner, a pinch of salt, I've even changed the kind of lighting she gets, but nothing helps, and she's spending time sitting on the bottom of the tank.
I'm worried that she may be dieing, and I don't think it's old age, because I've had her only ten months from the pet store.
Are there any suggestions?