i wanted water sprite! unfortunately, getting good fish and plants requires quite a drive for me.
when we made our pilgrimage to "the good store," the water sprite they had was massive, close to 2ft tall. way WAY too big for our 15 gallon. i was crushed. and it was so beautiful.
i may be losing the tetras.
another complication is that we're treating for ich. we're on day 9. so the salt and temp stress, on top of the ich stress, on top of the water quality fluctuations, ON TOP of the bully stress... they may have been too damaged from the ich when i got them. they're so stressed. i lowered the temp 2 degrees this morning and switched out 1 gallon of water to reduce the salinity.
(i know, foolish me, noob mistake: i TRUSTED the source of my fish and since they were already reserved and bagged when i went to pick them up, i didn't get a good look at them. never again. it wasn't "the good store" btw.)