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Oops. Forgot to mention that. It's a 20 litre
Thanks for the input everybody. Here's my plan.
I've topped off the tank with conditioned tap water. I'll be doing 1 litre daily water changes. Then clean and change filter foam and carbon...
I left a family member in charge of my tank.
all they did was give them food.
I only had two male platies in there as my rummy noses died after a Ph spike.
one fish died, they were nice enough...
No news yet.
I got the platies so I'd have an excuse to get another tank
I'm currently seeing my female Hawaiian platy chase the male away every time he swims out of the corner she's put him in.
She isn't showing any aggression towards the tetras in the tank, just her...
Platies come in almost any colour of the spectrum and they're small and get along with tetras.
the rummynose in question didn't make it :(
found him in the morning on the substrate with a hole in his belly (literally through and through).
not sure what happened because he looked like he...
big thanks to everyone's help.
the fish is looking a lot better and it won't be long before I cant tell him apart from the others.
I'll keep up the garlic food for six weeks as suggested but I'll...
I minced some garlic and mixed it with water and food (and a drop of water conditioner)
fed them first thing this morning. never seen these fish go so crazy for food
he seemed to look better...
so the issue is worms?
that was my worst fear. I was hoping it was something more simple like burning himself on the heater
yes I have. I was thinking of a real plant to add in there, I have that cow and I'm looking to...
thanks for your help everyone. I just needed a few extra days of patience
I have a Rummynose that's looking a little under the weather.
I suspect he's injured but I'm not ruling out some illness.
a little background:
The tank was taking a while to cycle but finally...
just to be clear.
I made sure the tank was fully cycled and stable after the rummynoses were added.
The discrepancy between my results and the kid at the store I'll put down to his sloppy method...
started up with my first aquarium.
got a 20L tank/filter/pump set, gravel and heater.
bought a water conditioner too.
set it all up and read about cycling, added some flakes to start the...