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Old 11-16-2011, 05:25 PM   #11
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My crippled fish is doing great! he is eating like a monster and swimming everywhere with just the slightest slant. I have him in about a 5 gallon and i was wondering since it doesnt have the best filtration how and how often to give him a water change?
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:35 PM   #12
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What do you have in your other tank besides the 1 clown. 5 gallons is way to small for a clown and will stress him out. With an injury like that it could leave him prone to infection.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:26 PM   #13
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around how big does it have to be for a single small clown? i have an opprotunity to get a new one soon
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:50 PM   #14
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Well that's somewhat of a debatable topic. Some say a single clown can be put in a 10gallon. I disagree with that though. The smallest I would go with a single clown is maybe a 20gallon. A pair I would do no less than 30, preferably 40.
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I put the clown back in my big tank and after a few little nudges they are back to swimming together again. He even tries to use his stub!
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He would have been fine in the 5 gallon hospital tank until you were sure there was no infection in the fin it is easier to treat in a hospital tank than the dt. Hopefully you didn't put him back in to soon. Feed the fish food with garlic like garlic guard there seems to be some truth to it helping with infections.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:21 PM   #17
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He is looking fine now but what are some warning signs of infections?
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