Pretty sure PETA has little to say in China.....
I imagine it once was, it's not going to live encased in some sort of resin. Looking at the picture it was likely dead before being encased.
Thanks will try that.
I'd try a new kit....it's 4 yrs old...some of the reagents could be bad from the opening during testing over 4 yrs. Recommend doing a WC now...40-50%
I use a API freshwater master test kit. The expiry date it nov 2011. Ph is about 6.6, Ammonia 0, nitrate 0 and nitrite 0. The temperature of the tank