04-09-2013, 03:56 PM
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so I got home from work today and noticed my osacr dead scaleless and eyeless, tells me hes been in there for a while. he hasn't been showing any symptoms of stress or anything. tomorrow is weekly w/c day but im going to move it to today since ammonia is 1.0!!!
so here are params
not sure whats goin on with the params with all the plants and my weekly w/c's anyone have any insight? only thing that is added to the tank is the recommended dose of excel and x1 flourish a week. the substrate is not vaccumed when I do w/c and I take atelast 50% when I do them. params were perfect yesterday and now all this ammonia? thinking its from the dead fish being in there all day? but I thought plants used ammonia... hmm im puzzled. the tests were the apis but there about a year or so old and were shaken vigorously b4 test. the tank mates are various African cichlids, I know different parmas and such but never even saw a hint he was stressed. yea there is some fighting but its everyone in the tank not all on one fish.
plants seem to be ok but a dead fish with no previous symptoms???