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Old 03-12-2018, 03:05 AM   #1
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Orange lined trigger I only have one other fish a Niger trigger an heís seems to be ok they both eat well swim well just the spots Iím worried about losing the whole tank please help if you know what this is an how to fix it
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Looks like a very stressed out trigger. How large is the tank? How long have you had the fish? Is he eating still? Ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, salinity, pH? How old is the tank?
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55 gallon about 2 weeks yes eating swimming normal I donít have my test kit need to get more today but my ph was down other then that everything else is ok
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Looks like a very stressed out trigger. How large is the tank? How long have you had the fish? Is he eating still? Ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, salinity, pH? How old is the tank?


55 gallon about 2weeks yes eating swimming ph was down other then that everything is ok I have a Niger trigger to an he seems fine
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my ph was down other then that everything else is ok
Do you have a lid on your tank ?
If so open it so you can get better gas exchange. Lids hold in CO2 which does drive ph down.
If the tank is only 2 weeks running it is not cycled and you should stay on top of testing. Possibly daily with new fish in tank.
What is your source water ?
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Do you have a lid on your tank ?
If so open it so you can get better gas exchange. Lids hold in CO2 which does drive ph down.
If the tank is only 2 weeks running it is not cycled and you should stay on top of testing. Possibly daily with new fish in tank.
What is your source water ?


My tank is about 3 months now tap is my water source
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My tank is about 3 months now tap is my water source


An I donít have a lid or top
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yes I agree looks very stressed . in a tank 2 weeks old first I have to say 2 triggers was not the choice you should have made . I can almost bet just looking at those large spots on that poor guy the tank went back to a mini cycling . or back to a full cycle.

two triggers in a 2 week old system you need to be doing daily water changes

those large spots are ammonia burns my trigger had them when I first got him took about 6 weeks to cure .

do you have any current parameter numbers yes numbers not oh it all looks fine or perfect . that don't help us help you .we ask for # thats what we want

how much rock and sand do you have

tap water will bring you nothing but issues give it time your tank will start growing a beard

this has me confused

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55 gallon about 2weeks yes eating swimming ph was down other then that everything is ok I have a Niger trigger to an he seems fine
is it 2 weeks

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My tank is about 3 months now tap is my water source
or 3 months
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