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    Clownfish playing dead?

    I removed the small skimmer plate I had near my overflow. That seemed to change the flow-rate in the tank and the level of my water. Tested today and my pH is 7.8-8 (little hard to tell, but closer to 8 than 7.8). Nique's still hanging on his side/belly at times toward the surface, but he's back...
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    Clownfish playing dead?

    Thanks for the input! That is a typo, but it's not much higher, sitting at 7.5 every time I've tested, so that's not new for Nique (clownfish). Is that still too low for a saltwater tank? Maybe I should look into a pH upper? I don't have any corals right now, but I do plan to eventually get some...
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    Clownfish playing dead?

    My clownfish (2 years old) has always liked to stay towards the pump outflow, but now seems to be laying at the top a lot more. This is only some of the time, he spends most of the time with the other ocellaris all over the tank. Anyone know what’s going on? Here's a video. Water parameters...
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    What's Going On With My German Blue Ram?

    Thanks! If I do GBRs again it probably will be in a tank dedicated to only them, so I can be more vigilant with maintaining pristine water conditions. Love the kuhlis, but really would like to have at least 1 more center-piece fish with my single male Dwarf Gourami, any suggestions?
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    What's Going On With My German Blue Ram?

    All of my tests have had a KH of 0 ppm since August 8th. Over the summer my KH ranged from 0-40, but it hasn't changed from 0 in the last 2+ months. I do have some kuhlI loaches breeding in the tank (currently have a bunch of babies swimming around in there). I read that aquarium salt was good...
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    What's Going On With My German Blue Ram?

    I test KH, GH, pH, NO2, and NO3 about once every 3 weeks. Ammonia I test every 5-10 days. Test are definitely in ppm, not degrees! pH fluctuates a little, usually between 6.5-7. I used to add crushed coral to try and bring the pH up a little, but stopped doing that as people on this forum said...
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    What's Going On With My German Blue Ram?

    Just FYI: I test the water in the tank before changes, not after. I know that would just be testing the tap water essentially.
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    What's Going On With My German Blue Ram?

    All 3 fluctuate, and I don't test them at every water change, but at my most recent testing all 3 were at 0. NO3 fluctuates between 0-40, usually at 0 or 20, GH fluctuates between 0-60, but usually at 0 or 30, and KH fluctuates between 0-40, but almost always at 0. I keep a spreadsheet of all my...
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    What's Going On With My German Blue Ram?

    Water parameters are great: Ammonia 0 NO2 0 NO3 0 GH 0 KH 0 PH 6.5 Temp 80-84 with water changes every 5 days. Sadly my last German Ram passed away shortly after my last post. I didn't see red streaks, dots, or red swelling, but I also didn't look really close. I was mostly really bummed about...
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    What's Going On With My German Blue Ram?

    Now my last remaining German Ram is spending all day hiding, only coming out for food. Wish I knew what the problem was so I could try to treat the fish/tank, the German Rams were my favorite fish. At least the neon tetras and dwarf gourami seem to be doing well, and the kuhlI loaches might be...
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    What's Going On With My German Blue Ram?

    My surviving German Ram I've had for almost a year now, the two that passed away were relatively new. I only had them for 3 weeks.
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    What's Going On With My German Blue Ram?

    Sadly the male also passed away. Wish I knew what was wrong with him so I could have tried to treat him, or the tank, if the issue still persists within it, but all my other fish appear to be happy and healthy. Think I'll stick with just the 1 male from here on out. Thanks for the help!
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    What's Going On With My German Blue Ram?

    My female German Ram passed away last night. Both males are still swimming around, but I'm still not sure what's wrong with this guy.
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    What's Going On With My German Blue Ram?

    Ugh, I was kind of afraid of that. I wasn't trying to get 2 males in the tank, the goal was 1 male and 2 females, but I messed up sexing this one (I know Rams are usually pretty easy to sex, so this is my blunder). Is fighting what is causing the bloated belly? I've never seen them fight, or...
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    What's Going On With My German Blue Ram?

    Can anyone tell me what's going on with my German Blue Ram? His belly seems to be swollen and turning white, and he spends almost all of his time hiding right now. There is 1 other male in the tank that seems to be doing fine, and a female that is also hiding somewhere in the tank. Image2 (1)...
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    What Do Baby Kuhli Loaches Eat?

    Thank you!! Really appreciate all the back-and-forth, you've really provided some GREAT information!!!
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    What Do Baby Kuhli Loaches Eat?

    I live almost dead center in the middle of Atlanta, GA, so I'm not on a well, though I have heard we have pretty good water here in Atlanta. I hadn't heard scaleless fish shouldn't have salt added, I just read that it was good for the slime coats, so I thought I was doing the right thing for my...
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