They both looked exactly the same as the one in my pic, so if one was female I can only assume they are both female. No red or other coloration other than the black down the center. Unfortunately I lost one some time today. When I got home I could only find one and finally found the other dead near the back of the tank. It looked like its tail fin was in a little worse condition than earlier. No other spots on it that showed any damage or illnes of any type. The other one is still fine, but does show the same look on the tail fin. I never saw any other fish being very aggressive to them. One of the bandeds chased it around a bit when they first went in. After that they seemed to mingle just fine. I have to admit though, I havent really spent a great deal of time watching them. Just a peek from the couch mainly. I will go over and watch them a few times a day, but never for more than a few minutes.
Just did a quick water test and heres what I got
pH - 7.6
Nitrite - .50
Nitrate - 10
Ammonia - .25
The water has been stable holding at
pH - 7.6
NitrIte - 0
NitrAte - 5-10
Ammonia - typically 0 but saw it questional at .25 one day a bout a week ago
I also noticed the water was a bit cloudy today. Could this have contributed to it dying or would it dying contribute to the off water params? Im not sure how long it has been dead. I know it was just fine last night when I turned their light off. I didnt check on them this morning, my wife fed them when she got home. She usually checks them and does a head count so I cant believe it was dead then either. Should I do a quick water change as I havent done one yet this week?
Last edited by Peanut72; 10-05-2010 at 07:00 PM..
Reason: post water params