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Old 03-29-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
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Blue rams that arrived very cold

I ordered some rams who were unfortunately subjected to very cold temps in shipping. The other fish that were shipped with them didn't make it and arrived doa. I warmed them up and they have made it so far but now are flashing. There are no symptoms I can see other than flashing. I have started raising the temperature. What should I aim for? What about adding salt or giving them a salt dip? I'm sure the freezing cold totally hurt their immune system. Any advice would be appreciated. I have tons of stuff, metro flakes I could feed or metro I can add to their water, etc but would appreciate some advice. Thanks!

ph 7.4
nitrates 10
nitrites 0
ammonia 0
tank is over a year old
I test water weekly
do weekly water changes.

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Old 03-30-2013, 11:59 AM   #2
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I'd slowly raise the temp to 82. If they're in a quarantine tank then aquarium salt definitely wouldn't hurt. I'd then start offering food and observing. If they're still flashing in a couple of days then you start with the meds. I'd try to keep things as "natural" as possible until they settle down and acclimate to their new environment.
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