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Old 11-12-2011, 01:40 PM   #1
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Clownfish problem?

So I recently moved my clownfish over to a bigger tank, BUT it doesnt move... all it does is lay on the sandbed....and it does breath pretty fast....what does this mean! is he dying! or is it something dont have to worry about
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:31 PM   #2
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He obviously still in shock of the transfer. It might take a few days for him to explore his new home and get comfortable. Just keep an eye on him
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Did you acclimatise him properly?
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Have you tested the water? What is your ammonia, nitrite and nitrate?
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Hopefully you acclimated him to the new tank properly. Also, was the bigger tank cycled?

It seems like he has been shocked for sure. Make sure you water parameters are safe and hope for the best.
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yeah my parameters are good, maybe I didnt acclimate it right...I mean I left it in the tank for about 30 minutes? and it was 3 weeks in the cycling process.


so what should I look out for you guys!
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yeah my parameters are good, maybe I didnt acclimate it right...I mean I left it in the tank for about 30 minutes? and it was 3 weeks in the cycling process.

so what should I look out for you guys!
Left it in the tank? Like in a bag?

Did you drip acclimate him?

If you only temp acclimated him he could very well be in shock. Fish need to be acclimated to the water parameters as well as the temperature.
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yeah my parameters are good, maybe I didnt acclimate it right...I mean I left it in the tank for about 30 minutes? and it was 3 weeks in the cycling process.

so what should I look out for you guys!
What exactly were the readings? 3 weeks isn't long enough normally to complete a cycle unless you used a lot of donated media. Also, 30 minutes Is a pretty short acclimation, I normally go for 2 hours plus with drip acclimation.
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yeah my parameters are good, maybe I didnt acclimate it right...I mean I left it in the tank for about 30 minutes? and it was 3 weeks in the cycling process.

so what should I look out for you guys!
Is he still on the sand bed breathing heavily? And how long has he been there?
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yeah its been almost 24 hours, hes still on the sand bed, I mean the other clownfish is doing great though! its only one 1 thats doing bad. It looks like its breathing heavily and just on the sand bed..
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