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RegalTang RegalTang
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  • Posted on: 13/3/2007 11:33
Re: 2 Clowns Purchased - 1 died - Help???? #1
Thanks Ziggy, Returned the Damsels this morning, I have 2 clowns in my tank now and they seem happy, one is more confident than the other, the slightly smaller one I have at the moment just seems to hover at the front of the tank and doesn't move around much, I was a bit concerned but the LFS informed me this was normal and not to panic. They said after a day or so settling in it would start to move around more. They also mentioned tempting it with some live brine shrimp, so I might get some of that and see.


RegalTang RegalTang
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  • Posted on: 13/3/2007 0:24
Re: 2 Clowns Purchased - 1 died - Help???? #2
This is what worried me, I told the shop right from the start that I wanted clowns, then built my tank around them, so every week when I went back to the shop I would ask what to add to the tank to prepare for having clowns at a later date, approx 2 weeks ago they said put in 2 damsels then a week or so later add the clowns, no mention of the aggression - they did say damsels were aggressive but said these sort would be okay!! - I suppose even if it was nothing to do with my levels etc, I will at least be even more cautious next time with aclimatising etc, so maybe it is a lesson learned the hard way!


RegalTang RegalTang
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  • Posted on: 13/3/2007 0:05
Re: 2 Clowns Purchased - 1 died - Help???? #3
Well, you might be spot on with that, we (wife and I) introduced the 2 clowns, and immediately 1 of the damsels was inquisitive and I kept an eye out just incase one tried to have ago - now this is where I am a bit unsure as to whether anything happened as the damsel would swim at the clown and look as if it was going to go for it, but everytime I saw this happen, the clown would either move or turn and give the damsel what for, I never saw any connection, however I did have to leave the "viewing area" for about 10 mins, so something could have happened. What made me think that it wasn't caused by the damsel was the fact that the other clown was still fine - and as far as I am aware (as I'm at work) it still is. If you think the damsels may have played a part, they will be going back to the shop, as we prefer the clowns anyway!


RegalTang RegalTang
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  • Posted on: 12/3/2007 23:49
Re: 2 Clowns Purchased - 1 died - Help???? #4
Coralline, I have had fish in for about 2 weeks, I do the tests etc once a week, and an extra test if adding anything, live rock, fish etc - I have always been 0 to 5 for nitrate, two yellow tailed blue damsels were put in 2 weeks ago and have been fine, although I understand they are nitrate tolerant, so doesn't really help much I assume?


RegalTang RegalTang
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  • Posted on: 12/3/2007 23:40
Re: 2 Clowns Purchased - 1 died - Help???? #5
Fishy, you have got me thinking now, unfortunately I am on nights at work and thought the readings were as I stated, there is a possibility that ammonia is zero, if it is, what do you think maybe the problem, and if it isn't where do I go from here, I assume ammonia should be zero if nitrate is zero?


RegalTang RegalTang
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  • Posted on: 12/3/2007 23:30
Re: 2 Clowns Purchased - 1 died after about 30 mins???Help???? #6
Adam, yeah I will do - but I was just trying to find out if it was something wrong my end, so I didn't send any more clowns to fishy heaven - wife was not best pleased!


RegalTang RegalTang
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  • Posted on: 12/3/2007 23:09
Re: 2 Clowns Purchased - 1 died after about 30 mins???Help???? #7
Just for your info (incase it makes any difference) - these are not the first fish I have added to my aquarium, added 2 about 2 weeks earlier, and they have been absolutely fine.


RegalTang RegalTang
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  • Posted on: 12/3/2007 23:07
Re: 2 Clowns Purchased - 1 died after about 30 mins???Help???? #8
SG 1.023, nitrates 0 nitrates 0 ph 8.3 ammonia 0 to 0.3 , unsure of shop levels, spent 15 mins aclimitising, as per shop and my marine book guidelines, ie 15 mins float in bag, add some aquarium water, then add some more, the finally release, lights off etc etc


RegalTang RegalTang
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  • Posted on: 12/3/2007 22:47
2 Clowns Purchased - 1 died - Help???? #9
I purchased 2 clowns today, but after 30 mins or so 1 of them started darting around the tank and constantly jumping at the surface of the water, a few minutes later it died - please can someone help me in understanding what happened? All levels were fine nitrite, nitrate, SG, Ammonia, PH etc, so really worried now.


RegalTang RegalTang
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  • Posted on: 4/3/2007 17:28
Re: Orca TL-450 #10
Swanny, I'm feeding mine Mysis - Frozen stuff, they love it - especially the cleaner shrimp, makes him come right out - sure it would take it out of my hand given the chance



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