Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
April 14th, 2014 - Red Veil Tail Male - Totsuka - Chronic Swim Bladder
Totsuka started working on a very small bubble nest, but a bubble nest at that while I was sleeping. He was very active when I went to feed him this morning and ate two pellets (which is what I feed Fushimi and Koujaku in the morning). After returning home from school I noticed that he was even more active and his fins had opened up a lot more. While in the first post I said they weren't clamped, there is definitely a noticeable growth in comfort Totsuka has in his new home and he's able to fully stretch out. I fed him, Fushimi and Koujaku each one pellet once I returned from school and Totsuka ate it very quickly. I'm glad that his appetite has grown in the days that I've had him. Not only that, he's taken an interest in my fingers and even attempted to eat it thinking it was food. In the first two days he was having difficulty keeping his tail end buoyant, almost dragging his tail around rather than swimming properly. Today however he was swimming even better and even managed to have his tail end remain aligned with his head for some amount of time. If his progress continues as is, I'll begin to assume that his swim bladder was caused by the water conditions, space and diet that the staff at the PetValu had him under. We're almost out of the first 72 hours which are critical for knowing whether someone/something will survive or not, so lets home all goes well.
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Last edited by BrodrickStrider; 04-14-2014 at 08:58 PM.