Hi, I just signed up really interested in finding out what advice I might get on my current situation.
I have successfully kept planted tanks years ago and now I've started again with a 75gallon tank. I feel confident I know what I'm doing. But you wouldn't think so judging from where and under what circumstances I got my first fish for this tank.
The first fish I put in there are 2 gouramis from a popular pet store chain. I noticed many other dead fish in the tanks that day, but I went for it anyway. I knew I was trying my luck. Shouldn't have done it. Stupid stupid stupid.
This was about 2-3 weeks ago and i have since put in a handful of plants, tested the water a few times (everything fine). And I added 6 very small tiger barbs and one snail from a repudable aquarium shop this time.
Today, not only are my plants dying (they arrived in the mail with a leg in the grave already), but one of the two gourami looks sick to me. Pale splotches around the head, a single white speck on a gill which looks very much like ick.
So I decided to just stop right here, not add anything else at all, keep testing the water, and see what happens.
I'm afraid this fish might make everything else in the tank sick. I have no idea what's going on with it. It is acting healthy, but it does not look healthy.
What would any of you advise me right now?
As I see it, I have two choices. 1) Treat the tank with something killing everything in it but the fish 2) do nothing.
- Choci Choci
75 gallon tank
220 watts of light
ammonia - 0ppm
nitrite - 0ppm
nitrate - 0ppm
Other tests (ph, kh, gh, phosphate) - kits have been ordered (so I have no test results for these yet)