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I was giving Bughuul his first water change and was careful to keep the waters (both in his tank and in his temp tank) the same tempature, but when I put him in his home he is just floating on the bottom kinda sideways. HEEELLLLLPPPPP:-(:cry:
Is the tank cycled? May be ammonia poisoning. Are you able to test the water? Can you get a pic of him?
Is the tank/fish brand new? What are your water parameters? There's a lot more going on in water than just temperature.
Sorry for all the questions but need more info before I can offer any substantial help.
When you did the water change, how did you perform it? Can you give me detailed steps?
He has been doing fine in his new tank for a week so i was told to change the water 100% after a week. so, I did and I tested to water and it is at Nitrate is 20 Nitrite is 0 hardness is 25 alkalinity 80 and ph is 7.2
set water temp tank to 75 removed Bughuul to temp tank, rinsed and swished out his home, added 85 degree water and let Air filter cool it to 75 removed Bughuul from temp tank an put him back in his home
Heres the pic. its almost like hes flared up but he is just sitting still at a slight tilit(about 45 degree tilt)
When you do the water change, don't remove all the water or 'swish' the rocks. What you're going to want to do is leave the fish in the tank and do about a 50% water change, with a gravel siphon, simultaneously cleaning the gravel while pulling the water out. Changing all the water and moving the fish is very stressful. When you add water after removing it, use a tap water conditioner, such as Prime by Seachem.
Did you use a conditioner when you changed the water? Is there a heater/filter in the tank?
I'm thinking your tank has not yet cycled (Read more here http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...m-cycle-38617/) and that your fish is suffering from ammonia poisoning, which I'm not seeing a result for. Sounds like you're using test strips. You may want to look into purchasing API Liquid Master test. Your Nitrates are also quite high, this is a contributing factor.
The only way I can see atm to help him is to do daily water changes in the manner described above until your tank has cycled (Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate <10)
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