Jaxal unexpectedly died today. He wasn’t showing any signs of sickness other than the occasional stress stripes. He ate earlier and was swimming around. I had no idea what to when I saw him at the bottom other than scoop everyone else into various jars and tupperware containers. I hope it wasn’t anything contagious.
I have Arizona and the otos in the bucket right now. I did an 80% water change on the tank, took out all the decorations and plants, and also scrubbed the filters spotless. I found the remains of one of my snails lodged in the filter….cleaning up shredded snail gunk out of the propeller wasn’t fun… Could that have caused Jaxal’s death? I checked my water and everything checked out okay. Nitrates were a tad high, but nothing toxic. :C
I feel terrible that this happened. Should I treat everyone else with tetracycline or salt to make sure they don’t succumb to whatever it was as well?