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Old 06-15-2014, 03:49 PM   #1
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Hi, recently I have noticed that my largest of my three blue/green chromis has not been acting normal. He swims at an angel with his nose facing downwards, he goes towards the food and grabs it, but he spits it out right away, and his poop yesterday was clear and stringy with white dots in it. He tends to hover in the middle of the tank and breathing is a tad fast. His appearance is otherwise normal and his color is not faded.

I'm wondering if this might be an internal parasite, and if so, how do I get rid of it?

My tank is 5 months old (I've had the chromis for 4 months) and is 65 gallon FOWLR.

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Ammonia- 0ppm
Nitrite-0ppm
Nitrate-20ppm
Salinity- 1.025

Ps. I don't know if this makes a difference, but I had just finished treating my one spot foxface for flukes.

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Old 06-15-2014, 05:01 PM   #2
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You need to do a water change first to drop your nitrates. Then see if he is still acting weird
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:44 PM   #3
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You need to do a water change first to drop your nitrates. Then see if he is still acting weird

Okay, I thought that the nitrate levels were acceptable for a FOWLR?
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He died this morning
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:17 PM   #5
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Did you ever do the water change?
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No, when I read your comment it was already 9pm (the store was closed by then) and I was planning to buy the water after I had finished volunteering today.
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No, when I read your comment it was already 9pm (the store was closed by then) and I was planning to buy the water after I had finished volunteering today.

But he was dead by early this morning
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Well.... Down the porcelain throne he goes. I would still do that water change and either lower the amount of nutrients going into you tank or make the water changes more frequent.
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Well.... Down the porcelain throne he goes. I would still do that water change and either lower the amount of nutrients going into you tank or make the water changes more frequent.

Okay. I'm planning on getting a protein skimmer, any recommendations?
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I usually do only 10% water changes every week. Keeps my corals very happy.
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