01-19-2010, 05:16 PM
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Help! I think I poisioned my fish!
When I opened the top of my 20 gallon tank to feed my fish today, I saw BUBBLES at the top. Either myself or one of my family members didn't rinse the soap off their hands very well before sticking them into the tank (as we just got new decorations and have rearranged them a few times, or when I cleaned the top and rim of the tank yesterday, somehow got windex in the water, maybe dripped or something. I never spray the glass, just the cloth and have never had a problem before even though I clean it often. I quickly did a 50% water change (I would never do this normally, only 10-15%, but it was an emergency and I just had to do something) after skimming a bunch of the bubbles off the top, added nitrate/nitrite remover, and water conditioner, then tested the water (as if the strips can actually tell me if soap or cleaner is in there, but, again, I was freaking out). It must have been a small amount of whatever it is or else my fish would've been dead when I woke up this morning but as everyone knows, soap and stuff like it, a little goes a long way. All of the fish seem ok though one of my apple snails looks very sick. I don't know what to do. I don't have a hospital tank to put them in. Ihave gouramis, mollies, platys, a dojo loach, my darling pleco, apple snails, danios, and dwarf frogs. The tank is triple filtrated but are the filters even going to help considering the poison? I doubt it. Any advice? There are a lot less bubbles at the top now but still are there some. Oh and yes, the new decs were rinsed thoroghly before placing them in the tank.
PH, GH, KH, all normal
Nitrates and nitrites negative