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Old 11-14-2004, 02:20 PM   #1
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New Royal Gramma in QT!

I've just acclimated my Royal Gramma to my QT...after an hour, she's still stuck in a bottom corner, facing upwards, barely moving...

I have heard that Gramma's have strange behaviour (and of course she'll be stressed with the move)...

But how do I know when she's not well, or just being a "Gramma"? :P

Gonna try her with a bit of food later.
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Old 11-14-2004, 03:00 PM   #2
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Does your tank have any place the Gramma can hide? It would help in the stress for them, a piece of pvc works real well for a hiding place.
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Old 11-14-2004, 03:16 PM   #3
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Yep I've got behind the filter, 4 large PVC elbows, and dark card all around and underneath...

She's moved into another corner now :P

One thing I'm concerned about - I just got a Salifert nitrite test (my seachem one just ran out) and it showed nitrite in the QT to be just less than 0.2 (my seachem was 0)...

I guess I should be doing a water change, ASAP. In an emergency (such as this) is it ok to use tap water with de-chlorinator (de-chlorinator straight into the tap water, then salt in straight after) then putting in the salt/buffer and allowing to mix for just 1 hour? Or is that pushing it a bit?

I can change 50% water if neccessary, if that wont damage any bacteria etc.
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Old 11-14-2004, 03:49 PM   #4
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Or I could do tapwater, de-chl straight in, then salt/buffer straight in but leave it mixing for 12 hours til the morning...

What do you think?
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Old 11-15-2004, 11:24 AM   #5
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Tap water will work just fine in a pinch. Use the dechlorinator and then add the salt straight away. Mixing overnight will be fine but I would suggest you get another container so you can always have some aged SW at hand if needed..

What brand of dechlor?

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Mark, congrats! Your gonna love this fish.
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