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Old 11-11-2006, 08:27 AM   #1
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yellow goby

Hi there,
Forgive me. I'm very new to this. It may be nothing.

I've added a yellow goby to my tank. He's been in the water about 18 hours. I don't remember seeing any "blush" color on him before but this morning it is clearly there around his upper body. (Where I imagine his gills and internal organs are) Otherwise he seems normal and comfortable.

I fed mysis shrimp last night and he got some.

If I am reading my test results correctly, here are some tank details:
pH 8.2, Alk normal, Ammonia 0, Nitrite .05, Nitrate 2.5.... I have a 24 gal Aquapod with standard lighting and filtration. Tank mates are a chalk bass, royal gramma, pj cardinal, hermt crabs, and snails.

Is anything wrong?
thanks in advance... Becks
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Old 11-11-2006, 09:38 AM   #2
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Nitrite .05,
This should be 0 at all times or you risk nitrite poisoning. This could cause red gills. I'd do a good water change and stay on them til the nitrites go down.
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Picture? It would really help diagnose if we knew what exactly the fish is, it's only been in the tank for 18 hours it could very well be the fishes natural coloration and it's only just calmed down enough to show it. I would double check the nitrite from another source to make certain your test results are accurate but as Fluff mentioned if the nitrite is that high it would irritate the gills of the fish and cause redness.
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I've never done a water change but I have gallons brewed up and ready... What do I do? Just siphon 20% off and replace it?
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Old 11-11-2006, 08:51 PM   #6
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Thanks!
I did the water change and everybody seems happier. Particularly the snails and crabs! It has been less than an hour and the goby's color is also improving. You guys are great! Thanks again and again. I can't stand the idea of torturing these little creature!

I'll test again tomorrow and if possible get another source to test also. Wish me luck.
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Good I like that. If I was you I would plan on weekly ones for a month or so. I do weekly PWC`s all the time
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Just to follow up. ... It has been 24 hours and NO2 is holding at zero.
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That's good news. Keep watching it for a few weeks just to be sure. How are the fish looking?
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Sounds good and as Cindy said keep a close eye out for the next few weeks.
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