I need to do a water change on the other tank but I'm not sure how to clean the gravel vacuum i used. wither just having warm/hot water will be good or to use soap and then run clean water though it. I don't want to get the fin rot bacteria in the other tank but at the same time i don't want to get soap in the tank x.x
So sorry to hear about Verdent. From the picture you posted earlier it looked like he may have had dropsy as well (scales looked to be protruding slightly) which can be very difficult to cure, there may have been nothing you could do. You did the best you could for him heart
You could soak the gravel vac in hot water (boil it on the stove and fill a container with it) with a high dose of aquarium salt. You can add an antibacterial treatment to the water as well. Something like Melafix would work.
If you get an antibacterial treatment I would add some to Iridescents water just to be on the safe side. It looks like she may have previously had fin rot, looks like new growth on the outer edges of her fins. They look a little clamped in the picture but it's hard to tell from a still shot. Keeping the temp steady and doing frequent water changes with some aquarium salt should get her feeling good.
I have a thing called Bettafix but i didn't use it because research said it might not work and I didn't want to mix it with the salt and kill Verdent. Although if i had it might have save him /sigh.
Should i try it or return it?
When Iridescent isn't frightened he swims really slow ouo Like he spent half a minute slowly swimming up vertically to the top of his tank and then when i walked by he freaked went down and swam frantically around his tank then hid in the plant. His freak out caused the pellets to drop and he swam at a normal pace to get them.
He freaks me out because he will stay in one spot all day and i have a hard time telling if he is breathing or not. He likes to scare me apparently.
I don;t know what to do with the plant in verdents tank. You can't boil live plants and expect them to live :<