I have two rope fish in my tank, and I have had them for a few months now.
They usually stay in their caves at the bottom, and spend most of their time there.
When I feed them, I usually drop a piece of shrimp into their cave with a stick, and hold it there until they take it.
So last night, I noticed that one of the ropes came to the top, and he was hanging out in a floating plant at the top of the surface. I figured, maybe he wants food. I cut a piece of shrimp, held it there for him, but he kept on turning his head. So I left him alone. This morning, I wake up, and he's floating at the top. He's still alive, but I think barely. This sucks..1. Because the ropes are my favourite fish in the tank.
and 2. Because they are the most expensive fish in the tank.
Can anybody help me? Thanks.