Thread: acclimation stress
06-11-2010, 05:50 PM #1Member Swordtails
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i recently adopted a clown loach from my local pet store, hes about 4-5 in in length so no longer a juvenile. i brought him home, acclimated for about 20-30 min then introduced him into his new environment. he has since been EXTREMELY reclusive and breathing very, very rapidly. i am aware of clowns sensitivity to changes in water parameters and am very worried about him. is there anything i can do, aside from just waiting, to make his transition more comfortable / ensure his survival? fwiw, my other fish are fine aka doesnt seem to be a result of poor water quality.
06-11-2010, 05:55 PM #2
Doubt it's that but think he is just very stressed out especially since he's alone. They are very social and like friends. Turn your lights off and give him some hiding places in the wood or in a cave that will work with his size. Nothing with small holes or he'll get trapped inside.
06-11-2010, 05:58 PM #3
What did you do to acclimate it? Float the bag?
Not much can be done now, aside from lowering environmental stressors like LH suggester. I would advise designing a drip acclimation system, very simple to do. Lots of articles here and around the web on it. Just search for it.
Also I would look into ich treatment. If it survives it will most likely get ich from the stress. Clowns are especially prone to it.Who is "General Failure" and why is he reading my hard drive?
06-11-2010, 05:58 PM #4
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