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Old 10-24-2004, 04:52 PM   #1
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Just bought a sailfin Tang two days ago. it was feeding and acting fine. I woke up this morning and fish was very lethargic and not feeding. I was told buy pet shop that the fish may be having a hard time adjusting to tank. Should I leave him in tank? What should I do? Any help appreciated.
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Old 10-24-2004, 05:14 PM   #2
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Did you quarantine him before he went into the tank? Im guessing you didnt since you said you got it 2 days ago. Does it have white spots all over it?
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Old 10-24-2004, 07:53 PM   #3
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what size tank and whats the water conditions like ex= nitrates, nitrites, ammonia, ph, and salinity
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I have a 75 gallon tank. The fish is a juvenile and very small. I acclimated him by putting him in a 2 gallon bucket and adding a half cup of aquarium water every four minutes. My water tests are as follows: Ammonia=0, Nitrite=0, PH=8.2, Nitrate 20. The salinity is 1.023. No white spots are noticable on the fish. He is just laying on the bottom of the tank.
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He could be acclimating to the tank...does he have hiding places there? Are there other fish? My hippo did not swim around much until I put him in the main tank with the other fish...he hid most of the day.
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The fish is now dead.
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Old 10-25-2004, 01:39 PM   #7
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Keep an eye on your other fish (if you have others) just in case it was a parasite.
Also to save from future heartache, you may want to qt new arrivals for a few weeks before you put them in your main. Will help to keep unwater illnesses out of you main.
Sorry for your loss.
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Sorry to hear Bud....

I know the feeling all to well.
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