I do not want the constellations any nearer;
I know they are very well where they are;
I know they suffice for those who belong to them."
Eris died today.
since october, he’d been battling some mystery illness. in so many instances I debated on isolating him in a hospital tank, but he was so stressed (and was always stressed by change even when he was healthy) that I never did it.
one day most of his fins were gone, he lost all color, and couldn’t swim. I treated it as swim bladder disease, he got better. he got bad again. I treated it as fin rot, he got better. he got bad again. it was just an endless cycle until today when I came home from work. He was dead, and the Kraken was obviously stressed, too.
Cupped the Kraken to do a massive water change, and while I did so the heater started SMOKING wtf. Luckily I had a spare 2.5g tank and heater from when I had Charon (lol surprise betta) in there. So now the Kraken is acclimating to that tiny tank while I try to figure out something with that 10 gallon.
Obviously it needs a new heater. I’m thinking about putting the Kraken in the 5 gallon since he is super aggressive and putting Ketos in the 10gallon since he is the most chill fish in the world and making it a community tank with cory. I never replaced Phobos, a fish I bought online who was constantly freaked out and died a week and a half later (apparently they gave me Charon for free to compensate for it??).
I have to do fish things after Christmas, though. zero time in the world now. ughhhhhh.