Well, I think that I put too much trust in my local fish store guy. I thought he knew what he was talking about, especially since he owns the place I guessed he was the expert. Each time I added new fish or changed anything, I consulted with him first. When I raised the salinity, they had told me to do it at once because the lack of salt would hurt the fish more than bringing back up.
Sadly, it looks as if my lemonpeel is dying. She is laying at the bottom of the tank, breathing hard. My ammonia is at 0, nitrite almost exactly 0, and nitrate, just a tine above 0. My salinity is .023, and pH is 8.2. The fish I have left (the 3 chromies and the blenny, the star, and the colt coral) are all doing seemingly wonderful. But that angel is about to die. I brought a water sample in to the LFS
today just to double check my numbers, and he said that they were all ok. He knows the history, but says that he didn't think it would have contributed this far along. I am sad that I have lost so many fish. I think that I will wait some time before adding anything, and just keep these guys that I have surviving. How do I go about getting a good LFS
? I tried Petco and they seemed to not have a clue to what they were talking about. I put too much trust in the guys that I was using.
Any advice from here? Thank you guys for your help...you have been wonderful, I just wish I would have talked to you sooner before all this happened.