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Old 10-18-2014, 10:22 PM   #1
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My family noticed that my clown was lying on the sand bed. He is breathing heavily and will only swim when disturbed. He does have a slight discoloration on his back fin but other than that he has no markings or cysts. Im currently doing a water change which is probably long over due. I fear it might be brooklynella.
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:00 PM   #2
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How long have you had it? What's your water test results?


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Fish won't get sick if parameters are in check and they aren't stressed. If a water change was long over due, then it is most likely parameters raising to a level that was harmful to the fish and then it got sick.
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It has been about 2 and a half weeks since the last water change. The tank is 7 months cycled and i have had him for 5 months. I have had no new additions to the tank so it has to have been caused by stress. The parameters after at 12 gallon water change the 55g.
Salinity-32
Temp-76.6
Ammonia-.1 higher than normal
Trite-0
Trate-0
pH-8.2

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If you have any detectable ammonia, that is a problem. Either you have a toxin in your tank that is poisoning your clownfish or you didn't test accurately.
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I know I will get yelled at but i have API so ya ammonia noticeable is a problem

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API test kits are just fine for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. It is what I use.
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Ok i have just seen the reputation that they have earned and it is never good things. Well ill follow this water change up with a couple more over the next few days

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API test kits are just fine for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. It is what I use.
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Ok i have just seen the reputation that they have earned and it is never good things. Well ill follow this water change up with a couple more over the next few days

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That's the thing, they are soo commonly used that any negative feedback is easier to find since their distribution is higher.

It's the same way with IO salt, it's a great product but soo many people use it that it's gotten a fair number of bad reviews just like any other product will. That number of bad reviews when compared to the number of people that use it is really miniscule.
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Ok well thank you both.

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