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Good morning.

Yesterday I added a pair of common clowns to my new tank.
When they left the bag one was laid on the side at the bottom gasping for air and the other went to the top gasping for air.
I did a 25 percent water change and looked like it saved them they are now hiding in rocks but looks the breathing is still high, but not like it was before.
PH 8.1
Ammonia 0
Nitrate 0
Nitrite 0
salinity 1.025
Water temp 25 degrees.

Is there anything else I can do to? Or is the water change enough?
 

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Welcome to TRT.

how long has the tank been set up and do you have anything else in the tank? If yes how are they doing. Were these fish shipped to you or did you buy them locally and what was your acclimation process. We more information . And how are they today
 

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Hi nothing else in the tank. The tank has been set up for 4 weeks before I added them. I bought them locally then did 30 minutes in the bag in tank. Then added tank water to bag for 10 minutes did that 3x. Then released them. Today they look like breathing a bit fast but look a lot better then yesterday. Not eating though
 

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Ok then if you got them locally acclimation isn鈥檛 the problem. Do you have good glow and surface movement. Breathing heavy could be an oxygen issue. did you by any chance see them eat at the store?
What are you feeding? Try different foods if you have some, frozen brine shrimp or mysis may help.
good thing they are looking better.
 
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