Hey, so I bought 5 white cloud minnows today, to cycle and keep in my 7 gallon tank. In the tank I have a rock an anubius on driftwood a bed of mini sword grass, java moss and pelia.
I dechlorinated the water three days ago and used the recommended dosage of 'çycle''made by nutrafin and left the undergravel filter running.
So a few hours ago I put the five white clouds in which seemed happy schooling together. After researching I 'think' I have 4 females and 1 male.
Well, one white cloud is sitting on the gravel first wedging itself under a rock (which i then moved) it continued to swim with the school for another 30 mins and has now wedged itself under my driftwood.
Is this normal? could it be tired? Is this an egg laying kind of thing?. Or simply is it going to die? :(
And what should I do?. The lights are off and I thought it best I give it the night. If she dies, do I take her out or is it good to leave for the cycle and my plants?.
Thanks a lot if you can help at all.
update. Decided to come out from sitting under the driftwood and swim with the schoal. Never seen this type of behaviour before...