Pecula Clown breathing heavy

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by Midnight_Madman, Jul 6, 2010.

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  1. Midnight_Madman

    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    Thats what I just did.
    I wasnt thinking about this, my water really needed to be topped off. I was down about 3 gallons.
    So in a 90 I wonder how much my salinity may have jumped?
    Anyway. I just added the 3 gallons I was shy. Maybe this will help it a little
     
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  3. ChrisBs

    ChrisBs Purple Spiny Lobster

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    he might be saying that because he thinks it has white spot. or does higher salt= less o2
     
  4. Telgar

    Telgar Snowflake Eel

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    whats the reading now that you topped off?
     
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    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    Its reading about 1.022 -23

    I see little white blotches that look like there inside his scales. Mostly on the top half of his body up onto the dorsal fin
     
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    what is your temp and pH?
     
  7. Midnight_Madman

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    Temp 80
    PH 8.0 -8.1 (PH was @ 7.8 I raised it through the day)
     
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  9. elweshomayor

    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    Your PH could have been your problem.. 7.8 is quite low.
    Desirable Ph should be 8.3 Im guessing thats what happened.
    either that or your fish is getting a parasite such as Crypto.
     
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    to find out if its an O2 problem, you will want to lower your temp to about 76 and maintain a pH of about 8.1-8.3
    also, if you can... put an air pump outside a window and run the line into the tank to get fresh O2. Or else just open a window near the tank.

    If the condition improves then we know it is an air issue... but with the yellow tang not acting this way, I would point more towards parasite on the clown gills
     
  11. Midnight_Madman

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    The yellow tangs seems perfect along with the other Percula.
    When I explained this to the store owner he tried to convince me that all fish are different and it really shouldnt mean anything.
     
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    Ok. PH is at 8.3-8.4
    I moved my two hydors so they are splashing some water at the surface. Hood is open. Its 90 degrees outside so I dont want to open a window near the tank! LOL House is about 73 central air
    Something else. About 3 days ago I moved most of my liverock around. I don't know if that means anything.
     
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