The royal gramma I got a week ago from live aquaria that was acting flaky from the beginning died tonight. I kept an eye on him all week and some days he was swimming but the past 2 days layed on its side and finally died tonight. The fish showed no signs of ich, fungal infections, or any other type of disease i could see externally.
Here is the important question:
In with the royal gramma I had two baby ocellaris clowns in the tank. They show no sign of any type of odd behavior like the gramma did, no signs of any disease externally, and are swimming about fine.
a)What are the chances they will get what the other fish had?(Could the gramma just die for some reason not due to bacteria or fungus, in which case it wouldn't contaminate the water)
b)What can I do to try and ensure that the clowns are disease free and didn't catch what the gramma had? I have a SEVERE fear that whenever I put them in my main tank they will bring the whole thing down as I had this happen once before and it was devastating.
I am thinking of doing a water change of some amount(reccomendations appreciated), and leaving them in there for at least 4 more weeks ( they have been in there 1 week already), any other ideas I'm not sure preventitive treatment would do any good since there are NO
signs of disease. The gramma swam on its side, upside down, bobbed around, kind of twitched, not sure what its deal was.
Thanks in advance.