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Originally Posted by jentralala View Post
but to OP he was probobly very stressed from the moving around back and forth and from the sounds of things you probobly disturbed all of your BB when you did your last cleaning, expect to see a mini cycle spikes in your test results. i woudl change 50% every other day untill you start to see Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate <10. it may take several weeks it may not every system is diffrent. the main goal it to keep the conditions suitable for him, he proboly didnt like the ammonia in the tank thus why he went to lay on his side etc etc. as you describe now with the slow breathing and hiding his stressed out, not sick or dying. under extreme stress situations fish will often slightly change color to a more pale hide lay on their side and breath very heavy. your feeding is going to play a major role untill the tank cycles. i would reccomend fedding every other day just a pinch of what he can eat in 30 seconds.