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Old 09-21-2011, 06:21 PM   #1
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Do Powerhead scare fish

i recently just purchases a Korlia 550 for my tank and my flame angel as been hiding all day since i installed it. i just fed them and normally he is ravenous with the food but only ate 2 brine shrimp what you guys thing. the tank is 25 gallons:
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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Try pointing it a different way maybe? So the fish don't have to swim through the current to get their food. If not I'm sure they will get used to it.
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:29 PM   #3
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the food was not in the current :S
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:32 PM   #4
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Hm is it making noise or something? A little current shouldn't scare them too much but if they are still not eating after like two or three days you should definitely take it out.
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My clowns actually surf the current from my powerheads and return jet. LOL They will go back and forth in it all day long.

I agree, if theres something about the jets bothering the fish maybe try re adjusting them and if worse comes to worse take them out and see if that improves things. Then maybe add one in at a time and try to wean them on the current. I've never seen fish afraid of the PH's, some of mine actually perch on them too. lol
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My clowns do the same thing! they really like to swim towards it maybe for some exercise and then they will also let it push them and they dart across the tank.
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:22 PM   #7
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Well my flame angel did not make it for what ever reason i am really at a loss. the parameters were perfect but the addition of the powerhead stressed him out avlot even after i removed it turned off the lights he died last night
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I don't think this had anything to do with the PH. Maybe just a coincidence?!
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:10 PM   #9
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i dont think it was a coincidence because he was literally 100% normal until i installed the p/h . Of course i thought nothing of it originally because something new was being introduced to the tank. i figured it was just a process he would go through and would eventually get over it. After a few hours of cowering between the rocks i turned the p/h off. Around 7pm est i noticed him laying in the sand breathing very fast. I immediately removed the powerhead and turned the lights off( hoping to calm the lil guy down). i watched him the remaining two hours until he died. I just do not know what went wrong truthfully.
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Did you rinse the PH before you put it in? Is there a chance there were any left over nasties from manufacture?
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