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post #1 of 6 Old 07-09-2010, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
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pictus cat problem

I came on line because my pictus cat is acting funny ... it is swimming round the tank with it's face out of the water. It has been in the tank for over two years the water is a steady 75 and test 0 on nitrates and amonia, the aeration is high and there are two filter systems an external high power and the built in system ... it's a trigon 350 corner tank. the fish is about 16cms. the other fish seem to be fine, an angel and bala shark both large, also a few bottom feeders are also fine. Any ideas , i have a feeling i'm going to come in one morning and find it belly up. there are no signs of fungus or bacteria on him. what should i do. i've done a water change.
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-09-2010, 03:20 PM
The Pictus Catfish prefers warmer waters between 72 and 78F. They require a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 5.8 and 7.2, with a water hardness level somewhere between 4 and 8 dGH. Pictus catfish can be pretty sensitive to chemicals and medications so be sure to use them only when absolutely necessary and only use them at half strength. check your parameters and see whats wrong with them.

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-09-2010, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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The Pictus Catfish prefers warmer waters between 72 and 78F. They require a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 5.8 and 7.2, with a water hardness level somewhere between 4 and 8 dGH. Pictus catfish can be pretty sensitive to chemicals and medications so be sure to use them only when absolutely necessary and only use them at half strength. check your parameters and see whats wrong with them.
thanks ... i think i've solved the problem ... there was a dead fish in the tank which i didnt spot. i have done a water change and the fresh water seems to have perked him up. thanks for your help and advice much appreciated.
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-10-2010, 05:33 AM
you had a dead fish in the tank and the reading came out 0 amonia?? oh well as long as the fish is ok.your welcome =)

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-10-2010, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
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you had a dead fish in the tank and the reading came out 0 amonia?? oh well as long as the fish is ok.your welcome =)
I think my test reactors are out of date ... is that possible, I have had them a long time...
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-10-2010, 09:53 AM
all things have expiration dates.i thinks your must have expired. coz it's impossible to have decaying a fish in the tank and read 0 ammonia and nitrate.

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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