My pride and joy alpha danio nearly killed himself twice today.
29 G planted, stocked 97%.+ . Values at 0, ph 7 although kh
low. trying to get ph to 6.6-6.8. temp 80.
My alpha danio got himself stuck in a piece of driftwood today. His tail protruded, limp and unresponsive. don't know how long he was there. Had to pull him out (only option) and it seems he has suffered some physical trauma. All other danios hid during this ordeal. THEN THE IDIOT PROCEEDED TO DO IT AGAIN with another piece of driftwood within minutes of being released.
I know he grew fast as opposed to his mates, but really??? what?? He has been hiding under another piece of driftwood, that which was his fave hiding place when introduced, since the occurrence he has not come out.
There is visible trauma to his body.
Mottled(?) / discolored scales. look like scars.
Have added fin slime encouragement stuff but what else can i do?
Preventative antibiotics in QT?
His scales are compromised in a well stocked tank...