02-08-2009, 07:24 PM
| || | A sad story T_T
In my 46 gallon tank, I had 2 corydoras, 1 aspidoras, 5 cardinal tetras, 3 black neon tetras, 2 marbled hatchetfish, and 2 silver hatchetfish. Well, one day, all the cardinals disappeared. Then a marbled hatchet fish died. Next thing I knew, the silver hatchetfish died too! What was this? I think it was a characin specific disease, because my catfish are still doing fine. Intriguingly, when inspecting the disaster, I saw a red cherry shrimp! Originally, they had been attacked by my black neon tetras and I thought there were no more. Right now, there are the catfish, the shrimp, some zebra nerite snails, and a marbled hatchetfish in the tank. What should I do? I'm planning on waiting a month before adding any characins back. Is this a good idea? I had had all the fish except for the black neon tetras for several months, and the black neon tetras had been there for about three years.
I might add a few catfish if it's okay. I do not plan on re-introducing any silver hatchetfish or black neon tetras.