Well I lost my first fish
I set up a QT
tank (10gal) about a week ago. Then the day before I bought the fish, I changed out about 25% of the water with water from the main tank and filled up an AC200 with bioballs that had been in the main tank for 6 months. This seemed like a pretty good way to reduce or eliminate the cycle.
On Saturday I bought a Royal Gramma that looked nice and healthy and was swimming around trying to eat anything floating around.
Brought it home and acclamated it over about 45 mins then put it in the QT
. It spent all of its time over the next couple of days in the PVC
piping but that didn't seem abmormal to me. Then this morning I noticed that one eye was really swollen. FIgured I would stop by my LFS
after work but when I got home it was dead!
I took measurements post death.
+ between 0.1-0.2
I'm wondering if anyone has thoughts on what killed it and what the next step is. For right now I'm leaving the tank up and running and will add a bit of shrimp to it to finish off the current cycle before getting another fish. Does that sound good or should I tear it down and clean it?
Thanks for any help