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Well today I did a water change, just like so many others I've done every couple of days over the years exert this time ...
Well today I did a water change, just like so many others I've done every couple of days over the years exert this time something terrible happened, all my fish started looking sick. My parents and I called the water place for my city to see if it had changed at all and guess what, because of dirty water getting in the dam or something they loaded lots of extra chlorine into the water which was way too much even for my dechlorinater stuff I always put in my new water. Since then it's been a really sad night for me and one by one I've seen my little fish friends die infront of me knowing I can't do anything because my dechlorinater stuff is too weak. I'm so upset and I've loved these fish since I was young like 11 now I'm 15 and to see the fish I've taken so much care for and pride in over the years disappear, it breaks my heart. What can I do anyone? I just cant bear to watch them. Sorry if I sound like a big sook but I'm just so sad Posted via Mobile Device
I'm sorry to hear about your fish. I would be very sad too :(
Is there any way you can get spring water and change out the water with that? I know it's a lot of water but that's the only thing I can think of that will be a short term fix to try to save the fish you have left.
This is sad to hear, and I too am very sorry for you. But at least we can offer help for the future.
Can you tell us which water conditioner you use? If this is just a chlorine issue, all of those I am familiar with would have handled it. IO'm wondering if chloramine was being added, and some conditioners may not deal with this. I may have more when I know the product you used.
Second, fish suffering from chlorine poisoning wold all be at the top, gasping, with very red inflamed gills. And they would soon be dead, within minutes or hours. Was this how they reacted? Or differently?