Fish Acting Weird After Water Change Need Help Immediately

  1. Angelfishlover123124125

    Angelfishlover123124125 Valued Member Member

    I just did a 50% water change and now all my fish are acting weird and won't swim or eat.This never happened before.They're just floatingat the top. PLEASE HELP
     

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  2. kuhlkid

    kuhlkid Valued Member Member

    What are your water parameters right now? Where did the water you used come from? Tap, RO? What are the parameters of the source water? What's the temp, and do you have a bubbler? This looks like some sort of toxin has been introduced to your tank, whether it's ammonia or something else.
     
  3. OP
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    Angelfishlover123124125

    Angelfishlover123124125 Valued Member Member

    The parameters are good except for the ph which is about 6. But when i opened the tank it smelled of chlorine

    Are they going to be ok with time?

    The tap water is also good.
     

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  5. Fashooga

    Fashooga Fishlore VIP Member

    It shouldn't smell of chlorine...did you add any declorinator during the change?

    What was the last pH reading prior to this change?
     
  6. OP
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    Angelfishlover123124125

    Angelfishlover123124125 Valued Member Member

    No i didnt use prime

    About 6.2

    But the tap water has a ph of about 6.5

    And the fish are just getting worse.

    Shall i do a water change or move them to a temporary container?
     
  7. Fashooga

    Fashooga Fishlore VIP Member

    Add some declorinator into the tank and see what happens.
     
  8. OP
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    Angelfishlover123124125

    Angelfishlover123124125 Valued Member Member

    It finished last week and i dont have amy more
     
  9. bNissan

    bNissan Valued Member Member

    Doing water changes without dechlorinator is not good. Do you have a walmart or pet store nearby that you can get some from ASAP?
     
  10. i

    ilovefishys17 Valued Member Member

    When you have a chance run and get it. I'm guessing that you don't want them to die so try and make it your first priority.
     
  11. Fashooga

    Fashooga Fishlore VIP Member

    Yeah you'll need to get dechlorinator stat...

    If you were out you would have been best to skip the water change until you got new ones. I would go now before the fish get worse.
     
  12. OP
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    Angelfishlover123124125

    Angelfishlover123124125 Valued Member Member

    There aren't any fish shops nearby
     
  13. bNissan

    bNissan Valued Member Member

    You dont have a walmart or target nearby?
     
  14. OP
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    Angelfishlover123124125

    Angelfishlover123124125 Valued Member Member

    There aren't any in my country.just local fish shops which are now closed at this time of day.
     
  15. bNissan

    bNissan Valued Member Member

    try this

     
  16. OP
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    Angelfishlover123124125

    Angelfishlover123124125 Valued Member Member

    Thanks but i can't buy those stuff.The shops are closed.
     
  17. F

    Fish-whisper Valued Member Member

    Do you have stress coat ? The chlorine is slowly burning their gills. Put some air stones in the tank and bubble away full blast. Don't do another water change until you get some dechlorinator. The damage is done and the fish will need help. Get some Seachem StressGuard, it helps fish with ammonia burn to their gills and it will help the fish.
     
  18. leftswerve

    leftswerve Well Known Member Member

    Get a bubble going in that tank or if you don't have one, make your filter splash like crazy.
    Until you get a better solution.
     
  19. Sarcasm Included

    Sarcasm Included Well Known Member Member

    This works well if your utility company is still using chlorine but most have switched to Chloramine. When you add sodium thio-sulfate to chloramine it binds the chlorine releasing ammonia, this as you can imagine creates its own problems. Available additives are not really effective at dealing with the ammonia, but if you do frequent small water changes your filtration in the tank will process it within a day.

    btw, $10 worth of Sodium Thiosulfate is enough to cover most hobbiest for the rest of their lives.
     
  20. leftswerve

    leftswerve Well Known Member Member

    I believe you can let the water sit in direct sunlight for chloramine.

    Regardless, op needs to get some dechlorinator for the future.
     
  21. OP
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    Angelfishlover123124125

    Angelfishlover123124125 Valued Member Member

    Some of them are swimming but will they stay alive?