Fish keep dying

  1. Jaystank Member Member

    Okay I have a 65 gallon saltwater tank been up for about 2 and a half months steadily at 0 ammonia 0 nitrite 0 to 10ppm nitrates I have a snowflake eel and 2 blue damsels a coral banded shrimp and a starfish and they don't seem to be effected at all but it seems as if any other fish I add after about a week it'll start laying on the bottom then swim for a minute then go back to laying on the bottom (kole tang 2 nickel sized angel fish a boxfish) I don't know what the problem is I need some help I'm so confused
     
  2. Jaystank Member Member

    Also my pH in in between 8 and 8.5 and I do weekly 30% water changes and cleaning
     

  3. Themaniac19 Member Member

    Maybe you're not acclimating them well enough?
     

  4. Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    You have cycled the tank is my guess. Maybe something is eating them or attacking them.
     

  5. Jaystank Member Member

    I usually use the drip method over about 20 to 30 mins long should I do longer?
     
  6. Jaystank Member Member

    Yes my tank is cycled and I've never witnessed anything even trying to attack them
     
  7. Jaystank Member Member

    I just read a really in depth article about it and man I was only doing it about halfway right. I'm a idiot lol