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Old 03-10-2012, 11:59 AM   #1 
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Twilight!

Oh please! I cleaned Twilight's tank and when I put him in he started swimming around and he was dieing! I dont know what I did! I took hd Iim out and put him in a smaller bowl and I thought he was dead but then he was moving and swimming around and kept getting gulps of air. What did I do! Will he be ok? I am very sad right now!
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:03 PM   #2 
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He seems ok right now I put him back in his tank, he is swimming around the base of the bowl slowly and gulping air.
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How big is the tank, water temp, additives used, filter, live plants, how much and how often are the water changes, how long have you had him and has he ever been sick and/or treated....

Often when a fish acts this way after a water change it can be several things.....forgotten or not enough dechlorinator used, improper acclimation to the new chemistry-especially with 100% water changes, temp shock and nitrate shock if the tank lacked proper water changes

How is he doing now...can you post a pic....
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Oh no...its from temperature shock i think. The water must of been too warm. Will he be ok? Is the shock just temperary? The water is better now.
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That depends on his overall health and how extreme the temp difference was......

Be sure to properly acclimate to both chemistry and temp of the new tank water when you remove him for water changes.....

To re-acclimated-
While he is in the holding container-dump half the water out and add small amounts (to his tolerance) of the new dechlorinated tank water until full....repeat if needed-net or lower the holding container in the tank to release....this will get him acclimated to both the new chemistry and temp to prevent temp and osmotic shock.
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Ok, he is in his normal tank. He seems fine, he is swimming normal and all. Do you think he will be ok Oldfishlady?
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