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- Mar 24, 2021
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I already cycled my tank. My fish is not gasping for air or going up to the surface. I've had my two clownfish for about a week. (One died because he was stressed out and the other may have bullied him)Are you just starting to cycle your tank? Are fish gasping at the surface? Is every single invert in your tank dead?
Could you explain the the stressed habits that I need to see in my fish? At the moment my clown is at the bottom corner of the tank. His mouth isn't opening and closing aggressively. He tends to swim in front of my wave pump.Misreads on API are so common but usually in the positive direction. Do a water change if fish look stressed but other than that its a momentary spike that kill be processed within a few hours.
Ammonia effects the gills and makes it harder for the fish to breath. Early on you will see rapid breathing (count for 15 seconds and X by 4) and followed by red gills. The swimming toward a pump sounds like a symptom of velvet which could account for fish death.Could you explain the the stressed habits that I need to see in my fish? At the moment my clown is at the bottom corner of the tank. His mouth isn't opening and closing aggressively. He tends to swim in front of my wave pump.
Red sea is what I have used but honestly I haven't checked for ammonia in a while. Ammonia tests are never 100% reliable, its a guessing game. I wouldn't react to your readings unless I saw a fish response to ammonia.
I'll be sure to buy Salifert test kit tomorrow then. I find it a bit odd that after my fish died there was no spike in ammonia. My parametersI use Salifert for all of my parameters.