I managed to scoop him into a baggie and acclimatised him for 30 mins before opening the bag. I didn't want to net him anyway as he seems so frail. He's still swimming but is now hiding behind the pump, I've covered it over and will hope for the best! I've popped some food and bits of pea in and will check on him in the morning. Not much more I can do for now. Thanks for the help and I will update tomorrow.
Thank you so much for your response, I do have a spare filter and a small 20l tub i can place him in, I will add 10l from the original tank and get the water up to temp. Is 1/3 of the filter medium enough to put in the other filter? Hopefully a bit of time alone may help him the poor little guy, I didn't want to move him if it caused more stress but I think you are right that it's probably more stressfull at the moment.
He's taken a turn for the worse over-night, he's sitting on the bottom, alive but struggling. I don't want to move him to a hospital tank and induce more stress. Dropped in a half squished pea and will do another water change but it does not look good. I know people they are only tiny fish but I care about all of them no matter how big or small.
A couple of months ago I set up a small 30l tank for my son with 6 minnows, a lone shrimp and 2 snails. All but 1 of the minnows have grown well and are thriving. Tank was cycled, all levels are checked and good and I'm doing regular water changes. I have a fast flowing internal filter with plenty of surface disruption as i know the minnows like alot of flow due thier natural habitat. I'm feeding them premium flake food twice daily and add shrimp and snail pellets every few days.The one I'm worried about is much smaller and is often found milling around alone in the top corner behind the filter, amongst the plants leaves and most recently just floating near the bottom of the tank. If he's disturbed he swims away fine but his behaviour is so different to the others and his size is a real concern. Any ideas? I'm at a loss. I keep goldfish in my bigger tank but I have never had white cloud mountain minnows before. Thanks
Hi, new to this site and just love the wealth of information on here. I've been reading most of the day! :) I have 2 tanks, a 200l with 4 Goldies and a weather loach I rescued from a half frozen tub of water left on the street (poor thing) and a small 30l tank with white cloud minnows. I've only been keeping for a year now so still on a big learning curve. I'm glad to have found a place to get some good answers to my many questions. Looking forward to being here alot! Darren 41, London