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Old 06-28-2009, 06:01 PM   #11
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So I returned to the LFS where I bought the fish and headed right for the tank it came from and lo and behold there is another clown fish rolling on the bottom tank, obviously distressed, acting almost identically to mine just before he died. As if that wasn't bad enough, 2 other clown fish were charging and ramming it.
I think I failed to mentioned that fact earlier; as that was the reason I selected the fish I brought home. It appeared healthy at the time but appeared to be getting ganged up on which I thought was simply because he was smaller. Did the other clowns know he was sick?
My water quality continues to be really good. Are there any dangers aside from what a good test kit will monitor for?
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:01 PM   #12
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Yes, are you going to QT the next fish you buy? If not the biggest danger is introducing a diseases into your main tank.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:46 PM   #13
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2-3 week QT for new fish?
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:20 AM   #14
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4 weeks with no sign of illness.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:01 PM   #15
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10g qt tank...will Tangs and other roaming fish be ok for that long?
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Yes, just give them some hiding places in the form of PVS pipes and they should be fine.
Besides there will only be one right.
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How long should I wait before adding anything new to the tank?
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:47 AM   #18
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You can add your CUC's. Snails, hermit crabs, a nice shrimp. If you watch your tank you will find out that there are lots and lots of animals in there already, Spot them..try to find out what they are..as you learn the time will really fly and in no time at all you will be putting fish in your tank safely. That's half the fun and the wonder of it all.
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:31 AM   #19
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CUC's?
does anyone know how fish act if chloramine poisoning happens? I was dechlorination using aeration and topping off with that.
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CUC=Clean up crew, Mike will have to help you with the chloramine issue...I don't think airation will desipate chloramine but I'm not sure.
here is a short part of that report (http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw000/disinfec...e/pdfs/Q29.pdf
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