Help with QT new fish.

Discussion in 'Fish Disease Treatment and Diagnosis' started by GucciYoni, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. GucciYoni

    GucciYoni Member

    Feb 3, 2018
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    Sydney, Australia
    Hey guys, basically this is the situation.

    A few months ago, I purchased two Ocellaris separately, within a week or two of eachother. For whatever reason after seemingly pairing the female began attacking the smaller male, so I eventually removed the female clown and placed her in my 8.5 gallon on her own. I have tried reintroducing a few times but the aggression remained.

    I am purchasing a Black Clarkii pair today, and am planning to place them in the 8.5gallon for 3 weeks or so, as quarantine. I will for now place the female ocellaris back in the display tank with the male ocellaris, and when three weeks are up ill remove the ocellaris and transfer the clarkiis back into the DT.

    The 8.5g showed a 0.05 Nitrite reading last night, and although I havnt tested for ammonia in awhile, the ocellaris has been in that tank for over a month and is doing fine. The tank also has a lot of pink cyanobacteria on the floor and some on the walls.. but the ocellaris is still not bothered. Is that a good enough indication that the QT will be ready for these clarkiis?

    Thanks in advance guys!

  2. Dr. Reef

    Dr. Reef Always at your service R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Jan 22, 2013
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    Ammonia at any level is dangerous. Nitrites and nitrates does not matter at least not at those low levels.
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  3. 4FordFamily

    4FordFamily Tang, Angel, & Wrasse Addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Feb 26, 2015
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    Carmel, Indiana
    Do you keep an ammonia badge?

    I’d recommend this product. Also, if you’re seeing blooms of cyano and other unsightly mess it’s often indicative of an incompete cycle.
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