Blue throat trigger alive but laying down, Tang swimming vertically

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Also might not be coincidence that the tang started having problems as well after last night when the trigger got introduced. When the tank lights are off they might have fought
Dont think its a tang issue especially with tang also distressed. try water change
 
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Assuming you have not yet done a water change, you will either siphon out water with aquarium siphon and replenish what you took out with newly mixed water the same salinity and temperature as display tank. Other option to to use a CLEAN large cup and scoop out several gallons of water and replace it.
Is this a New or newer tank ?
If so, these are the last fish I would introduce to a new tank that is subject to chemistry changes and spikes until well cycled.
UPDATE did a water change and cleaned up the filter but nitrates still high after water change trigger still alive looks better actually but tang didn’t survive. Any advice to lower nitrates
 
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UPDATE did a water change and cleaned up the filter but nitrates still high after water change trigger still alive looks better actually but tang didn’t survive. Any advice to lower nitrates
Immediate approach wud be water change and adding possibl3 peime (assume uou do not have other meds in tank).
 

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UPDATE did a water change and cleaned up the filter but nitrates still high after water change trigger still alive looks better actually but tang didn’t survive. Any advice to lower nitrates
There are several ways. I use ChemiPure elite. Other methods are :
  • Remove Detritus
  • Reduce Food Quantity
  • Perform regular Water Changes
  • Rinse Frozen Foods
  • Utilize a Clean-Up-Crew with hermits, other crabs and scavengers
  • Increase Nitrification Bacteria with liquid bacteria such as microBacter xlm
  • Install a Refugium or Algae Scrubber
  • Install a Bio Pellet Reactor
 
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No meds in tank so another water change on top?


i would do 3 thinkgs

1. Change another 25% to 40% with new good water. I am guessing something got introduced accidently thru live rock.

2. Add carbon or any toxin removing filter/ media may help too.

3. Add Seachem Prime.

Pls check youtube on quantify, process for these.
 
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Assuming you have not yet done a water change, you will either siphon out water with aquarium siphon and replenish what you took out with newly mixed water the same salinity and temperature as display tank. Other option to to use a CLEAN large cup and scoop out several gallons of water and replace it.
Is this a New or newer tank ?
If so, these are the last fish I would introduce to a new tank that is subject to chemistry changes and spikes until well cycled.
Did everything the thread recommended and everything survived nitrates and ammonia were high from the filter one dead cleaner shrimp was caught in my filter don’t know how he got there
 

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