09-13-2009, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by arpinehb
well, not only it changed the color but also became stressed and started biting my butterfly fish so yesterday I added some medication for stress and for calming the fish
ALso, right after i notice the clown fish got darker orange-blackish, I changed the water and salt level was high so I performed a water change to fix the salinity level, so I am thinking that the color changed because of the high salt level which made her to have stress
I noticed after the water change, it got a little better and I'm waiting to see big changes after adding the (kordon brand) medication yesterday
I hope this works out for you. Sincerely.
That being said, I have to add some personal experiences after reading this thread. I would not hesitate to suggest that most fish deaths in marine aquariums are caused by quick, unnecessary reactions. Adding medications without cause generally causes more harm than good.
Bottom line, any time you are unsure of what you are observing, the best action is no action. Just sit back and wait. Unusual color changes, bumps, bruises, isolated white spots, black spots, and other random observations are best left alone until further evidence is available to provide direction for the proper action. The large majority of the time the fish will recover without incident, if the fishkeeper simply allows the natural immunity of the fish to do what it does best.