I went out of town for a few (3) days, and instructed my neighbor on how to feed Bernie and his tank mate, Bubba (algae shrimp) and when I got home the water was just turbid with food and poop. Oh my gosh! I did 3 water changes last night and another one this morning and it's much better, but there's still a few pretty big clumps of poop laying around.
Bernie was pretty stuffed and sluggish last night, and even this morning, but I think is starting to look a little livelier. The poop coming out of him looks very big and poofy which is not really normal. Bubba seems fine and unaffected. I plan on not feeding them for a day or two. Should this be fine or is there anything else I should do?