One last pre-Baycon post, even though I should be working on the first issue of the newsletter now:
Our missing feesh is back.
Our neon tetra population has see-sawed ever since we introduced them to the tank. We first bought four; a day later, one completely vanished, so we bought another four and two of those died. (Total: 5) We at first thought there might be some neon tetra disease going around, but went to another feesh store and found out that it wasn't, and bought another four to keep the school size up. (Total: 9) There was another one wrapped around the pump shortly afterward; and then there was one swimming upside down in spirals who we eventually had to euthanize. (Total: 7)
Seven tetras. We've counted. I've gotten in the habit of checking every time we feed them just to make sure no more vanish.
Last night, there were 8 neon tetras in the tank.
The eighth tetra is still here this morning.
If he can spontaneously heal our remaining feesh of ich disease before we dump the treatment in, expect the distribution of little feeshy bibles and feeshy Chick tracts.