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Old 09-01-2005, 10:36 PM   #1
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Emergency Help Needed

Two days ago or tank got busted and went everywhere, we had to set up a new tank right away for our fish. They arent doing very well at all they just started swimming upside down on the bottom and aren't really swimming much at all. I will include pics. I know the salt level is fine we dont have anyother test strips as this was an emergency and we were not prepared. Please give any advice quick as you can on what to do.

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Old 09-01-2005, 10:38 PM   #2
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When you say it went everywhere, do you mean a side busted out and the fish hit the floor? How did you set up the new tank? Just added everything from your old tank with fresh water?
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The front busted and the water went everywhere the fish stayed in the tank in a little pool. The sand had glass in it so I threw it out and replaced it. Mixed up fresh water and just started over. We didnt have a second tank like Iknow we should have. Heres a link to the pics I just took of them as of this moment they are alive.
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Also dont click the link just copy and paste it so it will work.
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I can't get your links to work. The only thing I can think of is the stress of the event may have been to much for them. Also, with using new water and no test kits to be sure the ph and everything is the same, they may be a bit shocked.
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oh, ok.
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Anything I can do for them to ease the stress and help them out?
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Wow, that's so sad. I hope they are just really stressed and come around for you. I don't know what to suggest to help them other than time. Hopefully someone else will be along with some other suggestions.
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Today they were swiming kinda slow and seemed to be distant not themselves, after dinner checked em out and they are upside down. I really hope someone can tell me what to do. I've had them for over a year now just these two in the tank and have really grown attached. I'm stressing myself
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I know this is little help, but keep the lights off, let them settle some. Also, with that big of a change in water, you would be doing well to test the ph.

I have heard of instances where clove oil is used to somewhat sedate them, but I would hesitate to offer that advice as I have no clue as to the doseage. This is sometimes done to get them over a stressful event. Kind of like a tranquilizer.

I would just try to make sure the parameters are as close to what they were before and hope for the best.
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