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Re: Poorly Chromis

Subject: Re: Poorly Chromis
by mattias on 2010/1/18 12:18:41

I'm sorry to hear about your losses - it is an awful feeling to bring new fishes home onyl to see them perish.

I think there might be two problems with your system. First, you don't quarantine the fish (and since one of them seem to have an infection of some kind I would not add anything until you're sure that's gone). Secondly, I think you're adding too many too soon - a rule of thumb is 1 fish per month (or pair of clowns etc). This is so the filtration can adjust to the new bioload through a new minicycling. So I'd get a quarantine tank up and running ASAP, move the poorly chromis to that and then wait, wait and wait a bit more. I know it's frustrating, I'm currently upgrading my system and have to hit myself in the head to avoid moving the fish over too soon.

A very good thread (or link) on quarantines and medication can be found here http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/ ... hp?topic_id=13458&forum=5

Just my 2p.

Mattias