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Question Sick/Fridging

I have two new juveniles. All has been good until about two weeks ago...

One started to float. After reading up on fridging, I left him in for 2 days until he started to look better and he did pass a small amount of substrate. Once he went back in the tank not even a full 24 hrs later and he began to float again.

So back in the fridge he went. Today will mark day three he has been in. He isn't floating anymore and he his pooping less each day (This time with no substrate). He has no appetite even when I try to feed him a small amount of worm.

so my question is, how long should I leave him in the fridge? I was thinking maybe 4-5 days but I haven't found a for sure answer yet.

-I am doing a complete water change in the fridge each day.
-The flow in his tank is slow.
-The levels are good and the other lotl isn't floating.

What else could this be?

Im nervous to put him back in the tank and see him floating a few hours later.



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