I'm sad to report that Puffy died on Saturday. It was awful. His breathing was so labored then he began seizing. I never knew one could get so attached to a fish. Now I have a tank full of copper (0.5 ppm
) and can't add anything until it's gone. NuNu...I have a 10 gallon right now but since I have no other fish...I guess I could upgrade. I know he required a much larger tank (90 gal
) but like an idiot I didn't know until weeks after I got him. I tried the adoption thing but no one responded. He seemed happy...he was 3 inches long and swam all over the place until he got sick. I just don't understand. I'm going to leave the copper for now until I think all the cysts on the gravel and LR
burst and the live parasites are released. That's the only time the copper can kill them...all of them hopefully!!! From what I read, it's very hard to get rid of. Good grief :-((
Thank you all for your advice and input!!! This has been very stressful!!!