Ugh.. what a night. went to go do some water changes, so I decided to check on my filter media and see if it needed to be rinsed off. My overstock tank.. didn't have any. I'm assuming my son climbed up on the couch beside it and pulled it out. I found it on the other side of the room and put it back in. Needless to say the ammonia had spiked to .5. Good thing the filter is an internal power filter so it has a decent surface area.
Next I took a good look at an electric yellow I knew was holding for too long. Her stomach was starting to sink in so I figured I had to strip her. I emptied out my hospital tank except for a cochu.. that I think was also holding eggs for too long. Put 2 black skirts into the overstock tank and a platy into my 60g. Nothing had shown any signs for a week+ now so I figure they should be ok. After fighting with the yellow trying to get her to spit I managed to get about 10 fry out of her, then she slipped out and went strait for the cochu.. dead cochu
Managed to get a couple more out then put her back in the main tank. Think I missed a couple but we'll have to see what happens. Took out the cochu, then realized the heater in the hospital tank was much too large for the fry so I played musical heaters.
I found another fake log and a stump for more caves for the 65g cichlid tank. So we'll see if that does anything to calm some of the recent aggresion. I went to check on rusty and didn't see him at first as he had come out of his cave and manuevered himself under the driftwood.. really hoping the little rubber lip pleco hiding there doesn't take exception to that.
I think we're going to sell off nearly all the cichlids in the 75g cichlid tank, get rid of the remaining Otopharnyx lithobates fry and kenyi fry in the 80g. Spread the remaining cichlids between the 75 and 80. Then recaulk a 55g and put our hardwater community fish into there...
I do not have MTS.. I DONT I DONT I DONT.. lol. Sigh.. it's crazy how much a minor tweak in one tank can cause a domino effect and cause so many problems.