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Old 09-25-2005, 06:31 PM   #1
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clownfish dead!!

i have cycled my tank for a month and about a week i did a 4 gallon water change. my ph is 8.00 nitrite 0 amonia 0 and my nitrate is 10. wen i put my clownfish in my tank about 5 days i go they were doing fine. then 3 days later one was twiching and the other one was really slow. the next daY I COULDEnt find them i think their dead why did thay die??
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What is you SPG and water temp. How did you acclimate them? Did you use qt?
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my salinity is 1.023 and temp is 76 F.
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Old 09-26-2005, 11:43 PM   #4
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What did you use to cycle the tank with? Also, does your tank stay at 76, or does it fluctuate? Perhaps it is swinging too much? It shoul stay within a few degrees.

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i used a raw shrimp to cycle the tank. and no i think the teperature stays around the same the most ive seen it was 77 and the least was 75.
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Twitching may have been from a malady...did you QT them at all or did they go right into the display? Did you notice any physical sign (spots of any sort, etc.?)?
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i did not qt them i put the bag in and waited 15 min then added a lin of my water waited 5 min then added a lim more a couple times and them put them in. they swam fine for 2 days. no there were no spots on them they looked fine.
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too funny, but very typical for clowns, especially maroons. I have a pair in my tank. They are not the biggest fish in the tank, but no one messes with their area.
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im talkin about y they died
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my apologies, I was just reading another post about a maroon clown that attacked the owners hands.

Sorry about you loss.

What kind of water are you using RO or tap? I would suggest you acclimate longer. I usually acclimate over 2+ hour period by placing the fish/inverts in small bucket an then creating a siphin from display with airline tube. Tie a know in tube so you only get a slow trickle.

Also, check with LFS as to what their sg is. alot of LFS keep tank at about 1.020 which would mean longer acclimation required.
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