I've just purchased 2 ocellaris clowns one week ago and added to my 10g nano reef tank.
At first everything seemed ok ... they were eating and swimming normally.
After that one of them did'n want to eat anything. After a 1-2 days the other also. I've tried to feed them granulated food, mysis, enriched brine shrimp. They are not even interested... the food passes in front of them and they don't even move.
Also, they seem to swin in a fixed position always, with no purpose.
I've also noticed that they are breathing heavily but they are not going to the surface as if they need oxygen.
I've tested the water and the results are not very bad:
- 0 mg
- 0.1 mg
- 10 mg
- 0.5 mg
PH - 8.2
salinity - 1024.
I made a 30% water change. Still no improvement in their condition.
There are no phisical signs on their outside to suggest any illness.
The only simptoms are the heavy breathing, the fixed point swimming without any purpose and their complete loss of apetite.
The other tank inhabitants (the soft corals and the amboinensis shrimp seem to be doing just fine).
Here is a link to a video I made with them. Please take a look, maybe you can spot something.
YouTube - ocellaris all
This has been going on for more than 3 days. I'm scared that they will die.
Does anyone have any idea what is going on? Is there something I could do?