02-10-2014, 11:23 PM
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well just lost 2 of my 8 neons today literally just now or within this past few hours. Had all 8 this morning all fine and dandy. Checked my water perameters after i removed them and everything checks out. Nitrates are about 20ppm (kind of surprised with all the plants in there they aren't lower but oh well) but my tap carries about 5ppm of nitrates so everytime I do WC's whatever amount of nitrates I have in there at that time I add 5ppm more during my changes. No ammonia or nitrites and all my other fish are fine.
The neons didn't have anything on them that I could see with the naked eye. My assumtion is it was just stress or poor system. Ya' know petsmart pumps their tanks full of meds so obviously that diminishes the fish's immune system so when they're put in a tank that doesn't have any meds i guess it could act as a sort of shock. Their color was really nice too, not pale or 'sickly' looking.
We'll see if there are any more losses tomorrow morning. I'll be bringing the dead neons back to petsmart for a refund tomorrow. Debating on whether to just replace them with 2 more or just keep the neons at 6 for now and monitor them a bit.
Last edited by mechanical8dragon; 02-10-2014 at 11:25 PM..