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Chromis not swimming well (video)

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Scalion

Hello,

 

I wake up this morning with one of my chromis not swimming well :

 

The tank is new of almost 1 month. Any idea what i could be and what i could do to save him ?

 

Water parameter :
Salinity : 1.025

Temperature : 25 Celcius

Ammoniac : 0.25 (i put frozen food 20min before so maybe a false reading)

Nitrate : Near 0

Phosphat : Near 0

 

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Scalion

So i bought by emergency Prime from Seachem for the emergency, i also bought MicroBacter7 from Brightwell Aquatics for bacteria cycle. I feel that my tank is not completly cycle. The fish seem to respond positively after 30min, but still in bad shape. I will keep monitoring him see how it evolve. 

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Clown79

0.25 ammonia would cause issues.

How many fish do you have in the tank after a month?

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Scalion

2 chromis 2 ocellaris, added after almost a month

After couple hour the chromis stayed the same, doesn't seem to deteriorate.

The ammonia seem to be better but will see how it goes tomorrow morning. I think this night will be the do or die.

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Thrassian Atoll

How big is the tank?  4 fish in a month after start up is a lot.

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Scalion

120L (30g+)

 

The chromis didn't make the night :( i feel very piss off by my self.

 

Now that i remember, one of the chromis jump out the tank while i was doing a little arrangement in the tank and he fell on the floor, i put him back immediately but i wonder if it was actually that fish. The other one seem ok.

 

Edit: Actually the other one is not ok this morning, my tank is definitively not ok, i don't know if water change every day is good or not in my situation.

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Scalion

The other die also :angry:, after i woke up and turn the light to the minimum he die inside of 2 hour. The color of he's skin change a bit also, i saw a bit darker scale a some place.

 

The 2 other ocellaris seem to be fine. 

 

I did a water change, 60% hoping it's going to be set parameters of the water a bit better for 1-2 day.

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Clown79

4 fish in a month is too much bioload on a new system.

 

 

Did you cycle the tank and how before adding the fish.

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Scalion

Around 25 days with Live sand, dry rock, live rock, have bio filter in the back. My media i was using purigen (hmm), Carbon, Rowa phosphat remover.

I saw the spike of ammonia during those time, with nitrate, they got down twice so i thought i was fine with the cycle. The problem occur when i started to put frozen food and a bloc of filtration from another tank (with all the bacteria and live stock).

 

The 2 occelaris seem to be well, they eat, the quantity of food i put is only what the fish can eat.

 

I think i avoid a nuke in my tank with that huge water change, but i'm still on guard. I have huge bucket of salt water prepare in advance just in case.

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Tamberav

Cycling is kind of an ongoing process... any time you add something with a bioload, the tank needs to re-stabalize. If you go slowly you won't see ammonia but adding 4 fish + feeding them all at once can throw things off balance.

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Scalion

Yeah you are absolutely right, that what happen. Also when i first use frozen food it got all over the place, chromis realy enjoy what i give them the first day but after the water parameter got wrong. the 2 ocellaris were added 3-4 day later wish is too soon but before putting the ocellaris i saw the chromis not going so well, they swim mostly on bottom i thought they were just a bit shy/get use to the tank.

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