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Dead Fish.... Aaaargh! Need some consoling
Old 03-02-2010, 07:02 AM   #11
 
Nothing I can see. Everything looks fine. They look healthy, swim etc. No visible signs.

One minute alive, the next ......

I brought the two new fish home on Thursday. Fish started dying Sunday.

The male guppy is gone.... other fish all look fine this morning.

I will do a 50% pwc this morning.

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Old 03-02-2010, 08:17 AM   #12
 
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Is your tank too hot for them?

Is there enough oxygen in the water for all your fish?

Were some of your fish in a brackish environment at the petstore and were shocked by a freshwater on e min your home?

(Just throwing some questons out there)
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:22 AM   #13
 
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So sorry about your fishy losses. I hope you get to the bottom of your issue soon.

:( :(
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:16 AM   #14
 
Thanks Romand, much appreciated.

I have a planted tank. The plants are flourishing. There are 3 types in the tank, short grass, Vals and another plant similar to the Val.

The Val is the densist of the 3. I do not believe oxygen is an issue.

The two new fish came from Big Al's. Big Al's tanks are all very clean, I am in there enough to say that this particular store seems to be on top of their game. The tank the guppies came from looked normal to me and there were no floaters in the tank. I always look for this when I make a purchase.

The only issue my tank has is an Algae problem I have been fighting (spot algae). Temperature is at a steady and consistant 78. I have a thermometer in the tank so I can see what the heater is doing. The heater is a Jaeger. I spared no expense when setting up. The size of the heater is perfect for a 50g tank.

I have an Eheim cannister filter. I rinsed it out about two weeks ago. Maintenance. All in tank water.

I purchased new fish food flakes from Big Al about 3 weeks ago. That is about it. Nothing else has changed since August. Now, the flood gates have opened with these deaths, all out of nowhere....

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Old 03-02-2010, 03:35 PM   #15
 
Boy oy!! My second Male Molly now looks like he is a goner as well.

This is just awful.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:21 PM   #16
 
Well, since yesterday, I have changed about 60% of the water. The male Molly is lost. I have one female left.

I took a close look at the molly and there seemed to be nothing wrong with it. It looked healthy. No attachments or damage, nothing out of the ordinary. It even had a nice black even color.

I am now down to:

1 Female Molly
5 Neon Tetras
3 Siamese Algae eaters
4 Sunset Platy
3 Red Wag Platy
1 Lonely Guppy (new inhabitant from last week)

Does Prime go bad? Or, does the chemical stay safe long after it is open. Just curious.

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Old 03-02-2010, 07:28 PM   #17
 
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Is something up with your tap water? What the heck??
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:45 PM   #18
 
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what are your current water params (ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, ph ect...)
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:50 PM   #19
 
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Assuming these are true SAE's not not false or Chinese AE's they are still a very active fast swimming fish. Could it be possible the SAE's extreme speed and darting is causing enormous stress on the peaceful easy going fish? Only thing I can think of considering good water parameters and no visible sign of disease. The common I see is the SAE's have not died. Not one of them
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:56 PM   #20
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by molliefan09 View Post
what are your current water params (ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, ph ect...)
I was waiting for someone to ask this!!!!

Try and get these posted...until then, another water change can never hurt(unless you did one already tonight)

are you using water conditioner during your water changes?

((scratches head...))

also good point on the SAE all still kicking quite well w/ no signs of disease....
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