Water change

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by reds, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. reds

    redsValued MemberMember

    I did a 20% water change on my 25 gallon tank, and my fish are really stressed out. They usually calm down after a bit. It's been 3 hrs now that they are going nuts. I'm using a different brand of chemicals. Usually I use the fluval brand but I switched to the brand called Prime. Is this normal behavior when switching between the two brands of chemicals. I just had to put a blanket over the tank. Please help me I don't want my fish to suffer.

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  2. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    What are your water parameters? Did you rinse any media or clean out filters?


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    reds

    redsValued MemberMember

    I always rinse the filter media in old aquarium water. The last time I checked the water parameters it was fine. That was 2 days ago after I added new fish.

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  4. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Check it again, the new fish will change the overall bioload on the filter.


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  5. MtnTiger

    MtnTigerWell Known MemberMember

    Are you sure they are stressed out? Maybe they are just really enjoying the water change.
     
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    reds

    redsValued MemberMember

    They've settled down. They are back to normal now.

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