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post #31 of 53 Old 02-11-2014, 10:43 AM
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In my experience there's only that initial die off to deal with.

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125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
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post #32 of 53 Old 02-11-2014, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
Yeah, unless i mess up in the future right? haha.

Jeez, i keep looking at my harlequins who were once pale in the store not even a week ago and they're starting to get their red in and stuff, makes me so happy, and then my derpy betta breaks the scene with her weirdness haha. She does this thing were she'll go over to my clump of plants on the right side of the tank and wiggle her way up to then, snuggle up with them and just lay there staring out of the glass. She'll lay there for a minute before going back to her normal business. Is she just being silly? Should I be concerned? I looked her over and there's nothing visibly wrong with her.

20g Long: 8 Harlequin Rasboras | 8 Neon Tetras | 5 False Julii Cories | Albino Bristlenose Pleco (Fluffy) | Female Betta (Tiger Festival Jr.)
Plants: 1 Amazon Sword | 1 Anubias Cong. | 1 Anubias Nana | 2 unidentified stem plants that survived my order from a person online (not doing that again) | Dwarf Hairgrass | Dwarf Sagg. | Green Crypts | Wisteria | Cardinal Plants | Pennywort | Narrow Leaf Java Fern
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post #33 of 53 Old 02-11-2014, 11:40 AM
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I wouldn't be concerned. My betta throws temper tantrums and shoves himself face-first in-between the glass and the plants and sits there for a good 10-15 minutes before dislodging himself and begging me for food.
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post #34 of 53 Old 02-11-2014, 12:44 PM
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Ya' know petsmart pumps their tanks full of meds
Only when new fish come in, so once per week.
All visibly sick fish are moved to an isolation tank, which is the only one that consistently gets medication.

Sorry for the thread-jack, my PetSmart senses were tingling.
I swear, I just come here to watch for updates on your tank!

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post #35 of 53 Old 02-11-2014, 12:49 PM
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My good fish store - the premier one in the region - has meds in the water. So does my LFS. It's a pretty common practice from what I've seen.
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125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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post #36 of 53 Old 02-11-2014, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
oh yeah i didn't mean it in a way to bash petsmart. I actually love my petsmart. every time i go in i rarely see dead fish, their tanks are clean and so on so forth. i was just sayin I thought perhaps that was the cause of the deaths, aside from stress.

I'm hoping to get a video soon cus its so difficult to take good pictures of fish ;-; all I have is an iphone. any tips are welcomed XD!!
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Plants: 1 Amazon Sword | 1 Anubias Cong. | 1 Anubias Nana | 2 unidentified stem plants that survived my order from a person online (not doing that again) | Dwarf Hairgrass | Dwarf Sagg. | Green Crypts | Wisteria | Cardinal Plants | Pennywort | Narrow Leaf Java Fern
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post #37 of 53 Old 02-11-2014, 09:22 PM
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Don't worry, no hard feelings!

All I have for pictures is my Droid 4. Basically, I take 20 pics, and hope that 1 or 2 is good.

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post #38 of 53 Old 02-11-2014, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
HAHA right?! I spend about 20 minutes just trying to get good pictures with my phone and when i get it just right my hand shakes and messes it up.-facepalm-

20g Long: 8 Harlequin Rasboras | 8 Neon Tetras | 5 False Julii Cories | Albino Bristlenose Pleco (Fluffy) | Female Betta (Tiger Festival Jr.)
Plants: 1 Amazon Sword | 1 Anubias Cong. | 1 Anubias Nana | 2 unidentified stem plants that survived my order from a person online (not doing that again) | Dwarf Hairgrass | Dwarf Sagg. | Green Crypts | Wisteria | Cardinal Plants | Pennywort | Narrow Leaf Java Fern
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post #39 of 53 Old 02-12-2014, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
Well. 3 more dead today. Only 4 left now and two are pale so I expect they'll be next. -sigh- I'm kind of at a loss of what to do. Checked my tank again and the only thing readable is my nitrates but they're 20ppm and below. Could my nitrates be killing them? I'd do a water change but I honestly don't think that would work since I have about 5ppm of nitrates in my tap so I'd just be adding to whatever is left in there which gets me nowhere really.

I should have known better. Took me awhile to decide what fish to get. I was wanting to get black skirt tetras but I told myself they'd get a bit big. I knew neons were really sensitive fish but... Good god I didn't think it was this bad. I guess neons were a bad choice for my tank with my water. They probably would do better with well water but nothing I can do about that. I'm not going to haul 20 gallons worth of special water just for the neons when my other fish are flourishing. Not to mention I don't have a car so....

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20g Long: 8 Harlequin Rasboras | 8 Neon Tetras | 5 False Julii Cories | Albino Bristlenose Pleco (Fluffy) | Female Betta (Tiger Festival Jr.)
Plants: 1 Amazon Sword | 1 Anubias Cong. | 1 Anubias Nana | 2 unidentified stem plants that survived my order from a person online (not doing that again) | Dwarf Hairgrass | Dwarf Sagg. | Green Crypts | Wisteria | Cardinal Plants | Pennywort | Narrow Leaf Java Fern
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post #40 of 53 Old 02-12-2014, 07:35 AM
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If you lose the last of the neons, what about serpae? I have 3 red phantom fry in with my betta and they're awesome (though I need to check on them today because I only see two at a time....) and very similar in color to serpae just not as hardy. Very active fish.
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