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Old 03-06-2014, 04:53 AM   #11
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If you're going for ocellaris clowns I would suggest getting two that are kept together rather than buying one at a time.



As for the fish, it's hard to tell. Stress from the move could have let an infection take hold or get worse. He could have had issues during transfer. It really could be a number of things.

Ill put it down to something wrong with fish before I bought it. I read that I should stock my tank slowly that's why I wanted to buy fish one at a time. With percs or ocellaris I was thinking of buying first one bigger than the second one id get and might stop fighting. Am I thinking right? Also, I would add fire fish first
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Ill put it down to something wrong with fish before I bought it. I read that I should stock my tank slowly that's why I wanted to buy fish one at a time. With percs or ocellaris I was thinking of buying first one bigger than the second one id get and might stop fighting. Am I thinking right? Also, I would add fire fish first
You can try that but there are no guarantees. That's actually exactly what I did with mine (buying both at the same time of different sizes) and there was never any aggression. The clowns however are a very aggressive fish and if the big one decided to push it then the smaller one will get the crap kicked out of it. It's best to add them at the same time so theres no territory issues to compound on top of the other stressors.
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So yesterday I decided that I should try another fish after the loss of my first fish. I went and got me a nice looking fire goby, brought him home, did the usual stuff to get him in his new home ie floating the bag in my tank for over an hour, adding 5ml of my water to bag every 20mins after the first half hour he was there. I let him out and he was swimming happily around the tank. I tested the bag water for PH and salinity and was same as tank. I woke up this morning to a dead goby what am I doing wrong here! I'm really bummed about all this. My tank parameters are fine, Ammonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 5. PH 8.2 salinity 1.025 temp 23c to 24c. Is there anything else I can test for, check or change?
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