Today I was deeply saddened to wake up to my new baby dead! I had tried to treat him before but I wasn't sure what to do other than put him in a small cup from where he came from. I got this sweet baby on valentine's day and was so excited because I always wanted one. I bought him a 5.5-gallon tank, heater (temp was 75F), filter, decorations, conditioner, and of course food. I conditioned the water and let it cycle for about 15 minutes before I put him in. I also cut a water bottle so the filter wouldn't disrupt his swimming because the flow was too hard. I also fed him 2-3 pellets twice a day. Every day I would leave the light on in the morning and turn it off around 9 or 10 pm. I did test the water twice, once at the pet store and once with some test I bought. They said the water was fine but deep inside I feel as though it was and I feel like a bad pet mom. Yesterday he was acting strange, looked kinda depressed with his fins closed, so I quickly googled what I could to help the poor baby but it was either too late or just not good enough. I did a 50% water change and cycled it again before I put him in but then I panicked because he was struggling, even more, to swim so I returned him to his small cup. Slowly watching him died killed me inside and I'm so torn and still couldn't figure out what was the problem. Please help with maybe what could have happened!
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