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Old 02/08/2018, 07:37 PM   #1
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My clownfish is spazzing out! What did I do wrong?

I have had my clownfish in qt for about a month and a half now. I have transferred him from tank to tank on occasion, and Iíve had him in hyposalinity. Iím currently slowly raising the salinity (extremely slowly, and we are currently at 1.015, with a target of 1.020) he does get stressed out when I transfer him to a different tank, and will spazz out on the bottom of the tank intermittently. I just switched him to a 10 gallon from a 20 gallon, and he is (flashing?) spazzing out on the bottom of the tank and in his pvc pipe a lot. Itís freaking me out. The salinity is the same as the tank he came from, and the temperature matches as well. He was completely fine before I moved him, and Iíve been watching him closely. Heís about five years old if that matters. Thanks for your help in advance.


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Old 02/08/2018, 08:59 PM   #2
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With salinity that low keep an eye on your ph


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Old 02/08/2018, 10:52 PM   #3
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Why is he in qt? What are you treating for?
Also how long are you mixing your salt water prior to using it?


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Old 02/09/2018, 07:59 AM   #4
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I was treating him for ich. The ph is 7, and I mixed it for 20 minutes prior to placing him in. He is still flashing this morning, but not as much.


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Old 02/09/2018, 08:02 AM   #5
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also I just checked, he has no visible ich spots.


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Old 02/09/2018, 09:48 AM   #6
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20 minutes? I have ALWAYS mixed, aerated and heated my water to the correct temperature for at least 24 hours before using. 20 minutes is asking for something to go wrong.



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Old 02/09/2018, 10:18 AM   #7
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Alrighty. Good to know. Does that apply only when adding new solute? Or also when diluting a solution with RODI water that has been thoroughly mixed for 24+ hours?


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Old 02/09/2018, 02:32 PM   #8
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20 minutes? I have ALWAYS mixed, aerated and heated my water to the correct temperature for at least 24 hours before using. 20 minutes is asking for something to go wrong.
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you always want to thoroughly mix the salt water for 24 hours. In emergencies you can get away with less but ideally 24 hours is best.
If you made a batch and want to lower the SG by adding fresh water to it, then you can mix for 30min or so. but if adding salt, you want to give it some time to fully dissolve.
Doing hypo for ich would require the SG to be at 1.009 (measured by a calibrated refractometer) and to stay at that level constantly without going up for a full 30 days. Hope thats how you treated.


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Old 02/09/2018, 06:23 PM   #9
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Yes, I did the hypo correctly fortunately. I will also be doing ttm before I place him back in his tank. Thanks for the help. I honestly didnít know.


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Old 02/10/2018, 01:56 AM   #10
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http://www.instantocean.com/Instant-.../Sea-Salt.aspx

Q: What is the proper way to mix salt water?

A: Always add the salt mix to the water, not the other way around. Adding water to the salt mix briefly creates a highly concentrated solution that can lead to precipitation of some ingredients.

Always allow newly mixed salt water to circulate with a powerhead or airstone at least overnight before use. This allows the carbon dioxide in the aquarium water to reach equilibrium with the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which normalizes pH. It also adds oxygen.


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