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My Other Goldfish is Acting Weird!


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Hi,

I literally JUST lost a goldfish today, and I don't think I could handle that happening again! My black moor, Opis (from a comedy show..don't judge :)), was recently moved into a larger tank and is now acting very strange. Ammonia, nitrates, and nitrites are all at zero. Same thing from the tap. The ph in this tank is around 6.6. This afternoon I introduced him to the tank. He has lost his black coloring (now copper), and is hiding behind the filter! When I tried to feed him, he went for it, then gave up. I'm really really scared he'll die--I know that sounds ridiculous, but I'm worried for him.

I'm putting him back in his old tank to see if that helps out.

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6.6 is too low of a pH depending on the pH he came from he is probably in pH shock.

Please provide the pH of the old tank before moving him back. Also provide the pH of your tap.

Then look at this baking soda chart and water change flow sheet to change his water to decent pH.

http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/110318-water-change-flow-chart/

and

http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/110296-stabilizing-your-tank-ph-with-sodium-bicarbonate-baking-soda/

Fill out the form as best you can after the pH matter has been dealt with.

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