- Reaction score
I’ve been using well water with my tap to slowly being ph down to my tap water (6.0ph) from the stores water (7.8). I worked it down to about 6.8 so far and the fish is extremely happy. Today I came down to check and my flowerhorn beat itself up overnight with some scratches and missing scale but she was still acting very normal, but not hungry. I figured something in the water was nothing her and did a 75% water change without the well water assuming it would only drop a few decimals. It dropped from 6.8 to 6.0. The fish almost instantly started hiding in the corner on her belly and lost all her color. No laboured breathing no eating and doesn’t care if I try I net her. She can still swim when she wants to but refuses to leave. I went and got well water and brought some back and managed to get it up to 6.6 within an hour of the ph drop. It’s been about 5 hours since then and she is still in the corner not moving. Not sure what to do.