Today is day 10 since the ich treatment began. 96 hours since we started with the API Super Ick Cure, so it was time for the 25% water change, I have opted not to replace the carbon for another two days just in case.
Before the water change I thought I would feed the two little boogers peas, I blanched them one pea each and then peeled the skin off before dropping them in the tank. They went crazy for them Helen shook her head like a little dog to get bits off hers and Nikki took big bites out of hers! They are just the cutest little fish EVER!
Nikki has really started to get a personality too now. Before it was always Helen with the huge personality and Nikki seemed more like ‘just a fish’ but now they both rush the front of the tank when they see us.. They really do remind me of excited little puppies when they see us looking in.. I just ♥ them so much!!
I have opted to keep the heater in for now, I don’t know if I can bear to have the water so cold again 68 degrees.. it has been around 76/77 since the Ich ordeal and at least now when I need to reach my hand in it isn’t painfully cold. We will see I will have to read up some more on what to do for the best.
I got some Marimo Moss Balls some time ago. They were in quarantine in a little glass vase in my sons room and ended up being in there for longer than intended with the Ich issues. I ended up getting my son a betta a few days ago (I’m sorry but I couldn’t imagine writing a blog about a betta so not really much to say on that subject) and so he kept one of the 4 Moss balls and the other three I finally got to put in the tank with the girls tonight. I noticed a slight odour on them I’m not sure if it’s from using Prime in the quarantine vase but they didn’t smell bad at all when they came in fact I remember them smelling really nice and fresh. Something I will keep an eye on for sure.
I am finding the pellets kind of messy and they seem a little big for the girls to eat they are the ‘medium’ ones. I am not sure I really like them, I hope they are good for them and better than the crisps I’m kind of regretting switching them a little as they ate the crisps all up and there was no mess left like there is with the pellets. I’ll give it another week and see how it goes….