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Old 06-07-2010, 06:14 AM   #1
 
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well to start off i have a 55g tank with 4 guppies(M), 3 platies,2 blue flamed dwarf goramis,2 bristle nose plecos,4 lemon tetras,20 neon tetras and to blue rams

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Old 06-07-2010, 06:17 AM   #2
 
sorry forgot to say that the fish that have died so far is one guppy and one tetra and yes my water is fine already checked that
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:34 AM   #3
 
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when you say 'fine'...do you have exact readings? Exact readings will help us out more.

How long has the tank been running?
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:32 AM   #4
 
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well to start off i have a 55g tank with 4 guppies(M), 3 platies,2 blue flamed dwarf goramis,2 bristle nose plecos,4 lemon tetras,20 neon tetras and to blue rams

thanks
In addition to parameters I'm also curious about what kind of filtration you have. That's a lot of fish. I'd also be curious as to how often/much you do water changes.And what do you feed/much/often. My recent experiences have shown that simple flake food isn't quite enough to keep them healthy, they are prone to bloating.

Also, if you have four male guppy, I'd think they'd be a little aggressive to one another without a female to "vent" on.
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:44 PM   #5
 
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In addition to parameters I'm also curious about what kind of filtration you have. That's a lot of fish. I'd also be curious as to how often/much you do water changes.And what do you feed/much/often. My recent experiences have shown that simple flake food isn't quite enough to keep them healthy, they are prone to bloating.

Also, if you have four male guppy, I'd think they'd be a little aggressive to one another without a female to "vent" on.
Definately would help to know if you cycled the tank. And exact readings. If your using the test strips those are about as useful as a staple in a thumb (I learned that the hard way). Also how much and how often your feeding them would be helpful too.
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:54 AM   #6
 
the nitrate is 0 and so is the ammonia, the ph is at about 7.5 also i feed them once a day about 3/4 of a table spoon of sinking pellets
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:50 AM   #7
 
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the nitrate is 0 and so is the ammonia, the ph is at about 7.5 also i feed them once a day about 3/4 of a table spoon of sinking pellets

If Nitrate is 0 then your tank is not cycled. Its not likely that nitrate will ever b zero in a tank that your suggesting. What type of test are you using to get these numbers? are you using liquid test kits, or lord forbid the dip strip test kits? Nitrate test kits are notorious for having the done in the exact correct manor, also liquid nitrate kits need to be vigorously shaken before the test, and while testing.

I would also wonder what type of water change regimen that your using as well as the filter.
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:41 AM   #8
 
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Did you notice any visible symptoms of illness on the fish that have died? Any other information you can think of that might be helpful, such as any recent changes with the tank, would be helpful.
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