Last night when I sat down to dinner, I noticed *significant* fin damage on Louis.
I was crying. Admittedly, Louis is my favorite. I don't know what to do to help him. So I tested my water and again the ammonia is high. I can't help but do a small water change because I know high ammonia will exacerbate the problems with injured fins. I added a little aquarium salt and another small dose of cycle to the filter.
Jesus is also chasing after my fantail, Phantom, but she seems to be a faster swimmer and gets away from him.
After conferring with the others over at the goldfish_bowl, my only real option is to separate Jesus out. Someone there said that it's not likely for Louis to survive. After losing Valentine, I don't want Louis to go too but I know it's my own stupid fault.
Steve gave me his old aquarium stand but it's rusty from being in the attic so I need to sand it and repaint it. Luckily I have some Killz primer from the ladybug project and black spray paint. I also have 2 additional tanks and a nice filter for one of them. They're all just in used condition and need to be cleaned. If I get my act together, I could get all of that done today.
I'm thinking I can put Jesus by himself in the bottom tank and the fancies by themselves in a separate tank on the top. Technically, you have to have two tanks on that stand for it to be stable. I'm thinking that if I put half of the water from the current tank into a new tank and half fresh water, plus a heavy dose of cycle in each, then the tanks should be healthier, right?