I have a 125gal fw
comm tank with: 2 bala sharks, 2 silver dollars, 3 angels, 6 clown loaches, and 3 botia kubotai. Temp: 78.7, pH 6.5, 0 ammon n nitrite, 40ppm nitrates. I know nitrates are high, been doing daily water changes to get it down and waiting on our ro
systm to arrive.
I was doing a pwc
and the largest bala injured himself. After pwc
's, i usually net any plant debris out of water and the balas will swim bk and forth with my net, sometimes almost going in it. Well, he was on one end of tank and 1 of the silver dollars took off quickly and spooked the bala. The bala swam into a large fake bamboo plant and when he shot out, he scraped himself up on our "loach motel", a ceramic decoration. He has lost some scales ( i netted them out) on both sides of his body. No fin damage and no damage deep enough to bleed or appear red.
Am I correct in thinking these are superficial scrapes and he should be ok? Ill continue daily pwcs and keep things stable. Is there anything else that I should do? Im a little frantic right now. Thanks for ANY advice, in advance.