After looking at my tank earlier on I noticed one of my many MTS floating at the top of the tank. However, I am unsure as to whether it is dead or alive. The snail does not have the famous dead snail smell which I have experienced before with a dead Apple Snail and it isn't hanging out of it's shell but what I can see is the snails mouth but no trapdoor O_O
It is currently in one of those small medicine cups, still floating.
It's my fault really, I could have stopped it from happening but it's happened. Here's the story:
My overhead filter took in a Java Fern leaf a few days ago so I only got to sort it out this afternoon. While I was putting it back together I noticed a little tail sticking out of of a disconnected spray bar to I went to investigate, it was one of my small Chinese Sucking Loaches and it was having difficulty getting out, seeing as it's tail was sticking out I thought about pulling it with my fingers but then I thought about the consequences so I took part of the tube out of the water hoping that it would retread, which it did and it got out and swam away.
Now, I thought to myself I should check for more and that's when disaster struck, the tube had a bad smell to it and that's when I feared the worse. I shook the tube a bit and I could hear a knocking sound, this was the sound of a the skeleton and what remained of another Loach that couldn't find it's way out.
If only I had reconnected the spray bar to the external filters outlet this wouldn't have happened, I didn't think that a little thing like that would cause the death of a fish.
How do I start up APS filter after a water change?
Here's the situation:
I have almost completed a water change but I am having trouble starting up my external filter as this is the first time I have attended to its media since having it. Which leads me to my question, how do I start it up again? (I cannot understand the chinglish instructions)
I find that my Malaysian Trumpets only breed during the summer,numbers when from 30 to about 500 this summer (I couldn't be bothered to count over 500). However mine only come out in numbers at night and at feeding time so I don't mind the numbers.