No need to be embarrassed - you posting here shows your concern for your fish - that is to be congratulated!
Originally Posted by Onefish-twofish
We ALL do things out of ignorance when we start off in a hobby and by coming here, you are reaping from years of experience.
Sometimes there is no way to pinpoint why a fish died even if we do everything right.
46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT
Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in