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  • Paige1warren:
    Oh, I just realized you said you do 100% water changes everyday. He has been in the tub with water changes this whole time right?
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  • Josiane:
    I don't have the other parameter, I didn't get the testing kit because I thought it wasn't necessary since I do daily changes
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  • Josiane:
    He spent 15h in my tank, then I took him out when I was told he was too small to be in a tank with sand, he's been in a tub since then
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  • Josiane:
    Thank you for helping me
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  • Josiane:
    I use Prime to condition the tub water...
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  • Paige1warren:
    I don’t believe you need other ones either since you are doing 100% water changes and theres no filter, hence there being no cycling
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  • Josiane:
    Would a low pH have that effect on him?
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  • Paige1warren:
    i use prime as well, thats def the best one I have used. I’m thinking maybe you are right about the pH
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  • Josiane:
    Ok, I'll go to the pet store this afternoon to get some pH up
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  • Paige1warren:
    one second, let me do some research
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  • Josiane:
    ok, thank you so much
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  • Paige1warren:
    Okay so what I found is lower pH can bring on the symptoms ur lil guy is having. Your pH isn’t too too low, but it is lower then recommended so it’s possible having him exposed to a low pH for an extended amount of time has caused him to be really stressed out and stopped eating. Is your tank with the sand still set up and running? And if so, what is the pH in that tank? I’m thinking a filtered tank might be the best for him, but still leave him in the tub until he seems to be improving. Could you send me a picture of the sand and of your little guy? I put my girl on sand when she was still fairly small and it is normally fine if the sand is fine.
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  • Josiane:
    Poor baby, this is all my fault.
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  • Paige1warren:
    if the tank isn’t set up, that’s okay. I would recommend today going and getting an air stone to put in the tub that hes currently in. Creating more aeration in the water can increase pH. You can also add 1 teaspoon of baking soda very slowly for 5 gallons of water to help. I don’t know much about the baking soda thing and I’m not sure how completely safe it is. This might help explain it a little better How to adjust the pH in your aquarium
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  • Josiane:
    The tank is still running, I am cycling it (for 2 weeks) with guppys
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  • Josiane:
    Probably too soon, I read it take 6-8 weeks to cycle
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  • Josiane:
    How can I upload a pic?
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  • Paige1warren:
    hey! Don’t blame it on yourself. It happens. Is this your first axie? I’m a newer owner as well if so (I’ve had mine since Oct). I know how scary it can be
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  • Josiane:
    He's my first yes...
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  • Paige1warren:
    if you have the API water test kit, check all the perimeters in the tank. We can check the cycling process with the perimeters. And I’m actually not sure how to upload a pic lololol I thought it would be easier but I tried it myself and now I’m confused! It says to attack a link, I’m not sure how that works
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  • Paige1warren:
    Dont beat yourself up over this, your little guy will be ok 😊
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  • Josiane:
    I will do that for sure this afternoon! I really hope he pulls through :( He's so freakin cute
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  • Josiane:
    Thanks for your help :)
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  • Paige1warren:
    You’re so welcome! Keep a close eye on him and try to offer food a couple times a day. Maybe try some pellets too for a different smell, might get him interested. Keep me updated!
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  • Josiane:
    Will do, thanks!
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    Josiane: Will do, thanks! +1
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