Octavius ("Octo") is a male butterfly DeT. When I got him, his fins were completely edged in white. However, they're starting to look more splotched. Right before I left for Toronto yesterday morning, I thought he had finrot. I came back today and immediately inspected him. His splotches are all blue. Is it possible that my boy is a marble? His color has changed from blue-green to more blue, and now his fins are turning blue as well. Otherwise he seems happy and is building bubble nests and eating everything in sight.
I didn't get to the fish store but should get there on Friday late afternoon or Saturday morning. Tank is 5G/heated/just cycled, shrimp still in. If I do my pre-fish water change now, do I pull the shrimp now or wait until I have the fish and pull it out while my fish is floating/not yet into the tank water/getting acclimatized? I don't want to kill my cycle now that I have one? (And I want to do the water change becasue I htink my plants look like hell with brown algae on them.)
go ahead and toss the shrimp :) Your cycle will be fine a day or so, especially since you've got live plants. If you want, you can leave it in there until you get your fish (when you do, you know pics are necessary :D ). Then you can remove it and do one more small water change before acclimating.
Ok well my one week experiment with Bypass is almost over, by Monday he will have his plant's back.
His tail has some growth coming in on it and guess what the filter intake has not been covered all week, I'm about to do a water change..in his new water should I add some salt to help the growth along?
And as for putting back his plant's..should I get him real plant's instead?
Oh forgot to add... and if so what are low light easy plant's...