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Old 09-03-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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I have two ocellaris clownfish, a blue damsel, and a diamond watchman goby. They are all breathing rapidly and all of the sudden not eating. My ammonia is 0, nitrite is 0, ph is 8.2, nitrates 10ppm. This is a fish only tank with live rock.I also have a hob filter and powerhead aimed towards the surface, so I don't think it's an oxygen thing. What could it be?

Also there are three red crabs in there and i have seen them for a while, could this be the issue?
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:30 PM   #2
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It sounds like high ammo or nitrites to me if they are all gasping for air. What kind of tests are you using?
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:39 PM   #3
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I'm using the api saltwater test kit and it's only about a month old. I tried putting some of seachems prime in, but i haven't seen a difference.
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What's your temp at?
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It's at 79 degrees
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Did you just add them? How did you acclimate?
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:08 PM   #7
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The blue damsel has been in there for 2 months and the two clowns a little over a month. I let the bag float for 20-25 min then gradually poured some of the tank water in and left it float some more then I put them in. The goby i got a week ago and acclimated it the same way
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