Im hoping you can shed some light...
Whilst i was cleaning boombastics tank i noticed he seems to get super stressed and swims frantically around, then looks as if hes trying to hide in the front corner.
Then when the water levels are reduced he literally just sits at the bottom on the gravel and doesnt move.
Once the new water, ornaments & filter has been added, he is swimming all over the place & is back to normal...
Is this normal during fish tank cleaning?
Is there anything i can do to reduce the stress?
Some notes on my cleaning process:
1. Open lid & take the filter & ornaments out.
2. Move the gravel around to let the dirt etc come up. (This is where he goes nutz)
3. Use a gravel vacuum to suction the water (i am still not very good at this technique...so this still takes some time and about 60-75% of the water comes out
4. Then i slowly pour in the new water from a bowl