I have had my first tank up and running now for around 5months with pretty decent success...the tank is a 60Litre freshwater tank and I currently have 2 red-capped orandas and 4 danios (not sure their full name)
I was sold a sick Oranda which died within 2 days of me setting up the tank but the other one has been fine ever since. I replaced the sick oranda and he has been fine until now...will explain in a bit...
About 2 months in I bought 5 danios, 4 of which are still fighting fit (boy are they lively guys) but unfortunately one of them got stuck behind my filter a few weeks ago and when I found him was unfortunately dead
My oranda who is not currently unwell is swimming around upside down at the moment, mainly being moved around by the current from the filter and really strange to me is the fact that my original oranda keeps carrying him on his back to the top of the tank... its almost as if its performing some sort of motherly, parental duty trying to keep him active...is that normal behaviour for orandas??
i understand some orandas do this from time to time but after a few days resume to normal, i hope this is right because i take good care of the little guys and would hate to see a fatality
Thanks for reading