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Old 08-18-2004, 02:07 AM   #1
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NEW FISh is SICK

just bought a new fish today and he's dieing on me. i cant remember the name of the fish, he's pink with a purple square in the middle.

i heard he doesnt take shock well, but does it kill them?

i did eveything rite,

water is fine cept i cant test the nitrate i'm outta stuff for it.

what do i do?

i dont think i have enough salt to make up another tank for him.
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Old 08-18-2004, 09:36 AM   #2
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Did you acclimate the fish properly? Can you describe the symptoms it seems to be experiencing?

Actual numbers for water specs and a little more info on your tank would also be useful.
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Old 08-19-2004, 08:29 AM   #3
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Sounds like you need to get a nitrate test kit now. Is this the only fish? How old is the tank. Cycled already I presume?

Also, you might wanna put this sick fish episode in the memory bank. Then imagine a tank full of fish - -adding another sick fish and wiping out all of'm. Here I go again about the value maintaining a quarantine tank and using it properly.

Gosh, I hope this doesn't sound like a lecture, but patience is our friend.
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Don't throw him out yet. We bought a humu trigger a few weeks ago and nearly threw him out because we thought he was dying. Not so. He just took a little longer to acclimate. He also sleeps laying down on his side at night. Very strange.
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Old 08-20-2004, 05:05 PM   #5
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well it died that nite.

at the same time we bought him we bought a colt coral.. it was doing great. but now woke up this mornign and its all shriveled up and shrunken.

went out got a nitrate test kit and what do u know, bam , major spike. how could that be?
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Sorry for your loss. I would do a major water change to get that nitrate down.
You may want to consider qt for future fish. Just in case....
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here are some pics.... sorry if they are so big

what the colt looks like as of now...









and here is a shot of the tank with the water change... say about 45%

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sounds like the fish you got was a wreckfish. yeah its always important to know ALL of the parameters of the tank. Everyone learns from their mistakes. lol. sorry for your loss.

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