yesterday i underwent the agonizing process of relocating one of my tanks in my house. it is only a 10 gal so it wasnt too hard, but teidious none the less. i took out all the rock, and most of my fish and inverts, except my 6line wrasse and my eel. so as i carried the tank down the stairs with about an inch of water in it, just to the 2 fish in there could breathe, i noticed my 6line was reacting very poorly to the streess. once downstairs, i replaced the water, and everything else. an hour or so later, the wrasse was on the bottom, covered in somesort of mucus. like, a huge bubble all around him. i thought it was trapped under there or something, so i pulled it off of him, and he was just fine. then again this morning, he had a slightly smaller mucus membrane on him. Im pretty sure that he himself is secreting this stuff,. both times, he was laying onn the bottom, and both times i cleaned it off him, he happily swam away to the safety of his cave.
has anyone else observed this behavior? if so, what is this all about? is it a sign of bad health?
hmm...this is odd
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