I've never been diagnosed with depression, or spoken to anyone in the medical field about it. I don't want to be put on meds or sent to a therapist again, so I've just been coping in my own way for about 7 or 8 years now. My pets do help a lot, without my dogs, I don't know what would have happened to me by now.. Things were a lot worse before I got Titan almost 5 years ago.
In fish news..
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You know, that's cute and all, but uh.. No mating please. I've looked and looked and I don't see a sheath on the new snail, nor on Pearl. I'm 90% sure the new snail is a female, but that 10% of doubt is making me want to keep it in my divided 10g instead of this tank. But both of those males are known for eating Mystery Snail feelers.. I just want to keep them somewhere with duckweed since they seem to like it so much.
The new girl picked up the same habits as Pearl really quickly. Her temporary name is Puff, until I can decide on that or something else. They're sticking together, every time I've looked since adding her, they were within a few inches of each other. It's kinda cute but it's making me worry one of them is actually male. Please don't be a male, Puff..
Worst case scenario, if they make it hard for me to separate them, can just get them a bare 5.5g of their own, get some sand substrate, a few plants, and stick some duckweed in there. No hood, sponge filter, and an unadjustable heater. Seeing them interact like that is really cute. I had another Mystery Snail with Arthur at one point, but they showed no interest in each other, not like these two.
Also, Maru's anal fin uncurled again. I've been doing daily MB/AQ Salt baths, just at half dose. Bacterial infection confirmed? I need to do an 100% water change to get rid of anything in there. I'll do that later today while he's in his bath. Hopefully it doesn't completely ruin my cycle if I don't wash anything.