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post #1 of 13 Old 08-21-2010, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Fish committed Mass Suicide (EPIC FAIL)

For the last few weeks I've been struggling with ammonia problems in my tank with green terror fry.

Every once and a while I would hear something that sounded like water splashing. I would look, and not see anything... I assumed it was a burp in the filter or something.



Yesterday I got home (from being gone 4 days) and noticed the tank looked... empty. I could see 2 where there were 10 before...

I moved all the decorations around, and didn't find the extras... I looked on the floor and saw a crispy dead fish.
Then I saw another. and another.

Turns out there were 6 dead fish on my carpet.
Guess I won't be getting my security deposit back for my apartment...

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post #2 of 13 Old 08-21-2010, 11:09 AM
they jumped out.poor fish =(

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #3 of 13 Old 08-21-2010, 11:23 AM
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Weird! I am so sorry for your loss, the poor little fish. I know that the profiles on a few of my fish read "keep tightly covered as fish might jump". I know that fish jump after flies and whatnot when eating but, the fish that do this in my tank are my Rainbow shark, which is odd as it is a bottom feeder.
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post #4 of 13 Old 08-21-2010, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Well I'm assuming there was a huge ammonia spike...

Odd, their instinct to jump out of toxic water was able to save some of my fish.

High ammonia- fish jump out- less bioload- ammonia stabilises

High ammonia- fish dont jump- fish die in tank, releasing ammonia- all fish die.

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post #5 of 13 Old 08-21-2010, 12:17 PM
in one word -- ironic

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #6 of 13 Old 08-21-2010, 01:01 PM
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Aw sorry...poor fish..

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post #7 of 13 Old 08-21-2010, 06:56 PM
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You'll get your deposit back. Rent a Rug Doctor Sorry for your losses.
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post #8 of 13 Old 08-22-2010, 07:22 PM
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SOrry to hear about your fishes....

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post #9 of 13 Old 08-22-2010, 07:29 PM
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What a drag. Sorry...

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post #10 of 13 Old 08-25-2010, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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You'll get your deposit back. Rent a Rug Doctor Sorry for your losses.
lol.


Update, the last two jumped out too. Now its an empty tank.

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