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Our black fish is acting rather strangely. He is usually very energetic and always chases people near the tank. He ate a pea about 2hours ago which seemed too big for him. He has since been floating around, ignoring everything unless almost touched doing a chewing motion. Is he choking and trying to clear out his throat? I have checked inside his mouth and it seems to be clear so that's what has me wondering. It was right after a water change but the water temperature was 28degress so I had to quickly bring it back down to 22. Don't know if that could be contributing to it.
Okay, so I know there is already a thread somewhere, explaining ideas of how to safely remove substrate. I am currently trying to switch my tank to bare-bottom, because I have had way to many rocks-stuck-in-mouths to feel comfortable with the gravel. My problem is that I've only been taking out a cup and a half every water change to avoid any bumps in the cycle, and it's taking forever. (But my water quality has stayed good! haha ) Anyway, I am patient about this, but my babies keep putting the dang rocks in their mouths and I want to find the quickest way to be able to get this gravel out of my tank. I wish I would've been more educated when I started the tank up. So if you have any suggestions on a quicker method of switching PLEASE let me know. I was considering buying some of that start up bacteria from the store and doing a 50% water change to take it all out, and add that stuff in. I've never used that stuff though, so I don't know if it is even a quality product.