If you know for sure they have something stuck-and you can see it...take tweezers and remove if you can safely reach it and handle the fish without doing more harm than good....often food will start to break down fairly fast and it will resolve on its own within 24h.
Hi OFL~ I think I already asked you this but maybe I didn't... do you have any ideas of what to do if a fish is choking or seems to be suffocating? i.e. if you KNOW th efish is choking on a pellet he just tried to eat... and then if you don't know for sure and he isn't trying to cough something up, but he's acting really sluggish and losing color fast and looking freaked out? I'm not sure there's anything to be done for the second.. but I figured I'd check anyway... and as for the first it's kindof a longshot, but I was just curious if you've ever encountered this? thankyou ^-^; <3
Hi OFL :)
I have my male veil tail, Mr. Bubbles in a 2 1/2 gal tank, heated and with lots of anubias. I feed him Hikari Bio-Gold pellets, 2pellets twice a day. I want to give him some variety in his diet. I used to give him a freeze-dried bloodworm once in a while, but everytime he got very bloated, so I stopped giving them to him. Kytkattin told me that you have a recipe for pellets, and I wondered if you'd be willing to share it with me? :) (you don't have to if you don't wanna...just wondered)
Thank you soooo very much, I really appreciate it. :)
Oh my....you have 14 fish in a 5gal tank....both the ammonia and nitrite are too high...make water changes until you get them 0.25ppm or less...Ideally 0ppm is what you want......what specie of fish do you have in this tank......what kind of test product are you using...
Edit..I think I read that wrong it is 20 long not 20L or 5gal...lol....so stocking is fine....but the levels are not....what kind and how many plants and how are the fish acting...
The root tabs should be enough...adding kitty litter may make a really big mess to an established tank....If you have native clay in your area-you can make clay balls, dry in the sun and then cram them around the base of the plants....but the root tabs every month to 3 month should be enough...and I would only use 1 at a time.....too much can cause algae issues.....
I have a planted 10 gallon tank that is my "baby". I just added a Melon Sword that is just gorgeous and fully grown. It needs some extra iron and such (obviously). I put in 2 root tabs around it. Would it be possible to use some of that clay kitty litter under it as an extra "iron boost"? Or what else would you suggest?