Last weekend we bought this:
It’s a 46 gallon aquarium bought to replace the 25 gallon hexa-tank that we had, previouslly. It has a huge filter system in it and plenty of airation. We filled it and let it warm up and treated the water as directed.
A few things have happened with it.
First, the cover didn’t come with it – – it was on back order. I didn’t pick up the cover until yesterday. So, all week long – – I’ve been laying a long cutting board over the top of the aquarium to keep the fish from jumping out – – and to keep the 6 crabs from crawling out.
They crawled out anyways. They climbed up the tubing for the air pump. Every day I had to check the tank and knock the crabs off the top edge of the aquarium – back into the water. I was having nightmares about crabs coming after my toes!
I came home yesterday – – finally — with the cover. But not in time, apparently. One of our cats was batting one of the crabs around the kitchen floor – – and there were two other crabs lurking on the floor, as well. I had to gather them up (ICK Alert!) and put them back. Unfortunately, the small crab that the cat was playing with didn’t make it. He died a few hours after being put back into his home. *sob*
We also lost two angel fish yesterday. Not sure what it is about the aquarium that it seems to only be affecting the angel fish? I guess I’ll look that up. But there is this odd pink fluff that has formed on the rock. We have a few big rocks placed in the tank — and this pink fluff has formed just on the rock. Not on the coral that covers the bottom – and it doesn’t appear on the plants or the sides of the tank – – it doesn’t even hang on the tubing or the filter. It’s just this pink fluffy stuff that has formed on the rock (you can kind of see it on the white rock on the right side of the tank in the picture above.) Not sure what it is – or what to do about it.
I guess I’ll google it.