I went and got a cave yesterday, put it in and gave him a packet of live blood worms, he was hiding under the heater protector (not the actual heater) again so I left him alone and turned out the lights. Later I checked and he was still under there and not the cave, so I moved the heater protector and discovered he was dead.. I have no idea how long for as he looked alive still until he flipped on his back to float, and had husband do a dead fish check, which I just don't do as I wont touch dead fish. I have no idea what happened. Husband thinks as he didn't shift when I put the cave and things in and as the plec tabs were hardly touched that he most likely died before the cave and worms went in. Temp was 80, all levels fine, pH 7.0, so I have no clue what happened. I feel really crap though. Anyway, thanks for all the help, hopefully I'll never have to look after a tailless fish again, but if I do I know what to do.
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