Sorry for the loss . In my opinion that had to be something with the water. Surprising it only affected one.
Yes the beefheart is just dirty. It just doesn’t belong and mine refused it right after they ate the fdbw. Also just bought some CalI worms. Funny that you can only buy 10 grams now.
Hows the outcast doing? Funny I figured out my outcast will only eat dry worms. It won’t eat the ones I let soak. Great I’ve got one with an eating disorder. But if there dry he does fill up on them so at least it’s eating.
The first thing I thought of was the water, too, 86 ssinit, but the gravel in my tank is large and not more than an inch deep - and I make sure I get all the way down to the glass bottom to get all the debris. I also move the cave, mopanI wood, and the plants to get underneath them, and the slotted plant pots only have gravel from the tank in them to keep the plants from floating out, while allowing for water to flow through. I haven’t had to wipe down the inside of the glass, because there has been no algae - how could there be when we change between 30 & 50% of the water so often?! So, I was surprised to notice the glass looking ‘greasy’ as I was cleaning the gravel and the water level went down. I was as careful as I could be to not get a lot of stuff floating around in the water as I wiped the glass (used a *lot* of paper towels!). And yes, I am surprised, and thankful, that if it *was* something in the water that none of the others were affected. You’d think it would have been the outcast since he’s the weakest one!
I’m only going to feed the beefheart as a treat from now on, since it took less than a week for it to get the tank and filter so filthy!
The outcast seems to be fairly comfortable in his ‘private room’, and I’m not 100% sure, but I think he may have eaten some of the frozen daphnia I offered him. I like that I’ll be able to monitor him much better now, and from the way he’s done a little exploring, I don’t think I’ve stressed him too much - fingers crossed!
Thanks for letting me know how to dose the prazipro Thedudeiam94! The instructions on the bottle, and Aquarium Solutions’ web site are not very clear, and when it says “a single treatment lasts 5-7 days”, I was concerned about overdosing if I refreshed what I had taken out with frequent WC’s (some meds lose their ‘strength’ slowly over time, and they don’t say anything about running carbon at the end of 5-7 days to remove the med).