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NO2 - .5 NO3 - Over 200??

I just bought some new cories for my tank. I was testing my water in my quarantine tanks before I placed them in there and the water quality of the water the fish were in to determine if I needed to adjust the time I acclimated them.

Here are my parameters I tested for the quarantine tanks (both setup at the same time):

0 Ammonia
0 NitrIte
20 NitrAte

Here are my parameters I tested for the LFS:

0 Ammonia
0.5 NitrIte
200+ NitrAte (it was darker than limit on the test I have)

I was kind of peeved, because the guy at the store is always bragging on how much cleaning their aquariums are than another local store (which that store I have consistently tested water at 0, 0, & 80).

Anyway, here's my question. Is this going to cause issues for my cories on the switch over to a tank with much less NitrAtes? I moved them a little over a half hour ago, and they are darting around the tank and breathing hard. I am wondering if I should do anything to help their transition other than turning the lights off in the tank and staying away for a while.

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It may have been a bit of shock for them to be in cleaner water, but they should be otherwise fine after a bit.

Does that store also require water testing if you have a loss? I've always found that to be really insulting, how dare they criticize my water when their water is poor?! I just fill a test tube with tap water, they would just completely spaz out about pH otherwise.

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Drip acclimate them. The more slowly, the better.





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Do the cories nave proper barbels are are they eroded looking? High Nitrates usually mean barbel damage.


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It may have been a bit of shock for them to be in cleaner water, but they should be otherwise fine after a bit.

Does that store also require water testing if you have a loss? I've always found that to be really insulting, how dare they criticize my water when their water is poor?! I just fill a test tube with tap water, they would just completely spaz out about pH otherwise.
The younger fish are seeming to be adjusting now. The oldest female is having the hardest time. She is not moving much and her gills are going a mile a minute. Poor thing, I hope she makes it. Actually, she kind of looks like this.

Yes, they make you bring in water if you have a loss and will only give 1/2 credit. Never thought about using tap water. Totally

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Drip acclimate them. The more slowly, the better.
Actually, I learned this from you recently, and did this. So thanks! They were acclimated for over 2 hours. Was this long enough? I hope so.

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Do the cories nave proper barbels are are they eroded looking? High Nitrates usually mean barbel damage.
They do have short barbels. I didn't look closely until a few minutes ago. Will they grow back?

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How close do you live to "Chemical Valley"? Have you had your water checked?

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Ha, I didn't know non-locals knew about "Chemical Valley"!! We are north by about an hour. The water is not in great condition here, but not too bad. Down in the Nitro area, I wouldn't give our dogs a drink of water.

The oldest cory is still not looking well. I have them in quarantine, but I was really hoping to see them recover. Also, the younger ones are extremely skiddish. Not sure if it is the move to cleaner water or if its the stress in moving. Maybe both?

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