so your ph swing went from low to high?? this doesn't hurt fish, its when a ph swing goes from higher to lower that causes ph burn. if your swing went high to low, she is being stressed by something else.
i am telling you thats what it is. the first time i did a wc it was a larger one and just simply removing water from the tank she freaked out and swam around like a crazy bitch for a few seconds then froze and breathing like crazy. all i did was remove water and that was the reaction i got.
she was frozen and wouldn't move for like 30 min. i was freaking out like she was having a stroke.
this time removing the water was fine but after about 30min to and hour she lost all the color and breathing so heavy.
she seems to freak right out. but yes the ph went up a full point. she was fine up until the wc. and as you can see from pics physically there is no signs of anything.
i prime each 5g bucket before it goes itwell I think she might be freaking out from something else, its not the ph, a rise in ph does not cause ph burn...im sure you do but, you do de-chlorinate right??
i am referig to another time, 2 weeks ago. but after the wc was done and about 30 min she was back to normal."simply removing water from the tank she freaked out and swam around like a crazy bitch for a few seconds then froze and breathing like crazy. all i did was remove water and that was the reaction i got"
Why are you trying to blame the water you put in the tank? According to what you said here the stress came from removing the water.
temp never moves i swear. i match tempThe water you put back into the tank was about the same temp as the tank water?
I do not believe it's ph that's stressing the fish out. My ph swings a full point daily and my rams do just fine.
Maybe you should try doing small water changes per day if you have the time. I found this very useful when I use to have fish that would hide in the corner for days after a big water change.
this tank is really low tech and low maint. i don't mess with it. i feed and top off as needed. thats it.If these are not wild caught rams, the ph really shouldn't have impact on them, as they were more than likely raised in water similar to yours, unless you bought these from someone out of your local area. Have you been "messing" with the tank a lot trying to figure out what's wrong. It might not be anything tank related, it could just be you messing with the tank stressing her out. My bolivians turned very pale anytime I would mess the tank for about the first month or so of having them. Just food for thought.
Turn the lights off for an extra day and see if she comes around.