I noticed last night that our smaller clown is looking sickly, he seemed to be sunk in around his stomach and head. When I fed frozen brine shrimp, he didn't dart after it like the female and gramma. I even tried live baby brine, he seemed like he ate some. I also tried garlic soaked food. He just swims in place and seems to be breathing heavy.
The only thing I've done has been a water change (10 gal
total <7 fresh and 3 salt), the salinity(salt content) was 1.026 so I added fresh water to lower it. And raised the ph with baking soda.
This was done on 10/11
Tank prams Before water change After water change
Temp 79 Temp 78
ph 7.8 ph 8.2
nitrates 0 nitrates 0
Nitrites 0 Nitrites 0
Ammonia 0 Ammonia 0
salinity 1.026 salinity 1.023
Our Equipment List
Lighting/Hood = RO1636 Model#36PSDX Rated 120 VAC 60 HZ 40 WT
Bulb = Ocean Sun 10,000K 25 wt 36in
Tank = 46 gal
bow face H=21in W= 3ft Short D= 12in Long D= 16in with glass cover.
Powerheads/wavemakers= 1 Zoo Med Power sweep 30 gal
wt pre filter (rotating)
2 Wal-Mart stationary power heads
Heater = 2x UL 100 wt
Filters= 2x Whisper 10-30i with Biofilters
3 1/2in (100 lbs appx) live sand bed (4/50 lbs bags of non silica play sand mixed with 25 lbs of reef
oyster shells and seeded with 20 lbs of actual live sand and
cycled for about 8 weeks. Still have about 120/140 lbs dried,
sealed, and stored in our building.
Bio Pro Sk-40 Air Driven Protein Skimmer
Livestock= 2 A.p clownfish (mated pair)(might be false)
1 Royal Gramma
2 Red leg hermits
3 Peppermint Shrimp
2 Feather Duster
1 Oyster Cluster