We found the Clown dead in the Gramma's "home" this afternoon.
We just checked our parameters. Ammonia 0. pH 8.3. Nitrite 0. Nitrate 40. I'm sorry. But this does not make sense to us because we also have a 30 gallon tank with two clowns and the nitrates have gotten up to 80, if not more, and stayed like that for a couple of days and the fish were fine. We have been trying to bring the nitrates down, but it's coming down slowly. It takes time to bring them down.
As for the acclimation of our fish, that's how we were told to do it by 4 lfs
in our area and by people online. We have acclimated many fish like this and these are the first two to die on us. AND we acclimated them over two weeks ago. Why would it just now happen? And why would they both die at the exact, same time? This is why we don't understand what's going on.