Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Mt. Pleasant, MI
Well I was going to post a pic every 5 days to show the progress but about two days later my Green Neons started showing ick. I proceeded to raise the temp to 86 for about 2 weeks. All the ick was gone for about 5-6 days so I removed the extra heater used to raise the temp as well as removed the plants that more or less completely deteriorated. The following 5 days everything was looking amazing again. fish were fine, the plants were flourishing but now I have a huge outbreak of snails, all of the neons have ick as well as the 2 oto cats. Between having ick again and the ridiculousness number of snails I'm about to cut my losses and start the whole tank. any suggestions? May try clout? With this small of a tank i am a bit afraid of using chemicals but I don't know what else to do.
I really don't want to mess with the plants though. They are all doing really good. Especially the bronze cryps that I added and the riccia fluitans on the driftwood.
Maybe I should just pull the fish, treat them and then....just live with the snails? I HATE HATE HATE SNAILS!!!!! The only way one would have gotten in to start with must have been one getting caught in the net....a very small one. Have I mentioned I hate snails?