ok I posted this over in the sick fish formun, but I now know why my fish is sick
it is an amonia spike.
I had 100# of lr
.com. I added another 30# to my tank, on tuesday, that had all ready cycled and had be running for close to 4 months. I had one yellow tang (which is now turning red). All of my levels were fine until this morning.
Last night I heard some snapping sounds. uugh a Mantis shrimp. So I took one of the new rocks out (smelled fine) it did not have a "dieoff" smell. I did a hypo dip. Nothing cameout but I know he is in this rock because it was snapping when I pulled the rock out. I put the rock back in and waited to test the water this morning. Now that rock is white with hardly any coraline on it
and I have an amonia spike of .25. Now my corals are all closed up and not looking to good. I did a 5 gal
water change this morning and I will do one more tonight.
Do you think there is anything else that I can do?
Do you think that the Mantis shrimp could have killed something in the tank like my brittle star or a snail? or do you think doing the hyposalinty dip killed something in the rock? I don't think it was the rock it's self since it was such as small amount compared to what I had and It did not have any smell.
I will be devistated if m tang dies. He is my first fish and I only had him for a week. Please help