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crage34 09-07-2004 01:44 AM

What is WRONG w/ me/mytank/myfish......????
ok look at my sig. for my tank tank has been cycled for almost 3 months....i have tried 3 different clown fish now...all dieing within a week...i have no clue what i am doing parameters have been perfect since the tank cycled....ammonia0, trites0, trates less than 10, ph 8.4, cal 450, sg 1.023...i figured the first fish was just bad luck or something...then i worried after the second fish....then the third i got a tomato clown because the lfs said they seemed to be hardier...why cant i keep a fish???? btw...i have had the cleaner shrimp since the day my tank cycled along with the hermits and snails...then i got the feather duster about 2 months ago..all of which seem to be doing great!... the shrimp sheds almost 2 times a month...which i asume means he is growing fast...he eats like a pig!...any advice would be great because this is very fustrating and im dieing to get some fish in this tank

indy 09-07-2004 07:14 AM

Best guess is aclimation problems.

austinsdad 09-07-2004 08:08 AM

How'd they eat during that week?

seaham358 09-07-2004 09:09 AM

How do you acclimate your fish??? If a fish dies within the first week, It's been my experience that it was do to improper acclimation. IMO a drip line is the best way to acclimate fish. Just poring water into the bag every 15 min is not a good way to do this...

Atari 09-07-2004 09:26 AM

Try a different LFS. The shrimp is way more sensitive than any of those fish so I doubt it's anything you're doing wrong.

malkore 09-07-2004 12:52 PM

I'd say acclimation problems too. IF you can't do a drip, you'd have to add a couple tablespoons of your tank water to the LFS bag every 10 mins or so, for an hour or two.

austinsdad 09-07-2004 01:07 PM

I'm still wondering how they were eating. Did they eat at first, then stop, or did they never. As Atari said, could be the LFS and that they were sick when you brought'm home.

Hold Anchovies 09-07-2004 02:58 PM

I agree with Atari, if possible, try another LFS. If not, see if they will hold your fish for a couple of weeks. Are these clowns tank bred or wild?

seaham358 09-07-2004 06:28 PM

I'm still waiting to see what their acclimation process is. Why blame the LFS so quick??

Atari 09-07-2004 07:30 PM

Because anyone that can successfully acclimate a shrimp can certainly do the same for a fish.. plus acclimation issues tend to show up in hours not days.

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