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post #1 of 6 Old 12-09-2009, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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Help!!! Rasbora Hets are dying

I have a 75g freshwater aquarium. I have had 18 Rasbora Hets for about a month now. However three have died in the past three days. I observed one sinking to the bottom of the tank and then wildly swimming around before dying. I checked my water and here are the conditions:

Nitrates - 20 ppm
Nitrites - 0 ppm
Hardness - approx. 300 ppm
Chlorine 0 ppm
Alkalinity - approx. 90 ppm
PH - 8
Temp. - 78F

*Note: My water is very hard with a relatively high PH. However all of the fish were born locally in similar water conditions.

Tankmates - 7 Small Koi Angelfish, 6 Japonica Shrimp, 1 Bushy Nosed Plecco, 1 Flower Shrimp. (No one has been aggressive that I have observed).

I have two Marineland HOB filters.

Any ideas?
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-09-2009, 01:34 PM
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Did you see any physical signs of illness like ich? When you say one was wildly swimming about, was it rubbing against objects (parasites) ?

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post #3 of 6 Old 12-09-2009, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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No physical signs of illness. No bulging eyes, no white spots. He wasn't rubbing against anything. He just started swimming violently in circles and then just stopped. Someone recommended I soak frozen food in garlic extract. I guess it's supposed to help flush out the digestive system including parasites and bacteria.
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-09-2009, 02:33 PM
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That's strange, never heard of the garlic thing either. Sorry but I don't know exactly how to help.

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post #5 of 6 Old 12-09-2009, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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That's okay. It is definitely a mystery. I just hope I can find the cause before I lose them all.
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-09-2009, 04:01 PM
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Yes, good luck.

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Haku (crowntail male betta)


2.5 Gallon
Byakuya (veiltail male betta)


12 Gallon -
1 Opaline Gourami
1 Sunset Platy
1 Red platy
1 Gold Barb
1 Rosy Barb


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