Upside down Shark, still alive

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    so i had, yes had, a baby shark and he was doing great for a month and half. he was eatting and swimming. the temp was 76, sal 1.25 and no metals. all levels were good for the tank, i checked. i was feeding him silversides and krill. he really liked the krill. then he started doing weird spins from time to time. just like when he was eatting. then one night i looked over and he was on the bottom with his belly up. he wasnt dead. i reached in to get him to move around and he would swim alittle and sit normal and then flip back on his back. i tried the peas but i think that i was to late, because he died during the night. does anyone know what i did wrong?
     
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    How big is your tank? How did you cycle? What else is in there? How long has it been set up?
     
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    i have a 75g, once he is bigger i was going to move him to a 300g.
    i cycle by adding ro water premixed with salt and balanced to mix the tank water. then i drain out water and add it back it through the sump at rate of about two gallons per hour so that i dont freak out my fish.
    i have a eel, puffer, foxface, yellow tang.
    it was setup for 6 months.
    i had the shark egg in the tank for 5wks before it hatched. and he died at around a month and half old.
     
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