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Old 03-13-2014, 11:51 AM   #1
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Dead nemo :(

Just looking for some help as to why my clown just died. I woke up to feed and he was at the top of tank looking like he was trying to eat air. Next thing I noticed was how pale his sink looked. Then 10 minutes later he was dead.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:03 PM   #2
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Well after reading through some of your posts it kind of sounds like your tank was never cycled properly
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:15 PM   #3
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I just did a 90% water change and then used the API master kit to test and everything was fine in both the old water and bew
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Did you do this before or after the clown died? And what do you consider "fine"?
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:58 PM   #5
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I did the huge change last night. And he died this morning
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:04 PM   #6
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Amon and nit where at zero
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Dead nemo :(

Did the salinity and temp match? And why were you doing a 90% change?
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Temp was at 78.5 in tank and 79 in the new water. 1.022 both for salinity
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:12 PM   #9
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But why were you changing out so much water?
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:13 PM   #10
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Get rid of algae
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:15 PM   #11
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What size tank is this? Was the clown eating normally before? Any weird marks on it?
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28 gallons and he are fine last night didn't eat this morning. I could tell his color was pale not the bright orange
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Any other fish in the tank? What are nitrates at?
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Another clown they are at zero
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I agree with big red. After talking to you on other forums, it seems like you didn't take the advice. Your tank wasn't cycled properly. This can cause issues.

Also, when you take the rock out of water, there is die off, that could have caused ammonia to kill the fish. Now probably not that much though.

Have you tested your phosphates?

I'd like to see all your parameters in pictures of the tests.

The clown may have died because you moved him around so much so he was stressed. Salt is a little low, but nothing to cause an issue.
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It was a Bactria or parasite from the fish store they gave me a new one for free. Nothing I could do
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Dead nemo :(

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It was a Bactria or parasite from the fish store they gave me a new one for free. Nothing I could do

Well that parasite could have spread through your water and caused further issues.

Now that I think of it... It might have wen Ick because of stress.
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Maybe but everything is fine both fish are happy and look great and eat good all snails and crabs r fine
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Maybe but everything is fine both fish are happy and look great and eat good all snails and crabs r fine

Well if everything is good then good.
Just I wouldn't recommend doing another 90% water change...
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No I'll just keep it at 50% or less just did a 10 gallon change today
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