I'm really upset - Page 2
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » I'm really upset

I'm really upset

This is a discussion on I'm really upset within the Freshwater and Tropical Fish forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Thanks everyone, and trust me, I did put alot of the dechlorinater stuff in but unfortunately it didnt do a whole lot but it ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Altum Angelfish
Altum Angelfish
Burmese Loach
Burmese Loach
Reply
Old 05-22-2011, 04:14 PM   #11
 
kane chisholme's Avatar
 
Thanks everyone, and trust me, I did put alot of the dechlorinater stuff in but unfortunately it didnt do a whole lot but it may have helped as it's now the next morning and 10/21 affected fish survived which I wasnt expecting. Before the fishes death, they behaved exactly as you described Byron but the only info I can give you on the dechlorinater stuff is that it was like a blue liquid that you put in the tank and it's suppose to "eliminate harmful chlorine to fish" sorry but I chucked it out last night because it was empty
Posted via Mobile Device
kane chisholme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 04:53 PM   #12
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by kane chisholme View Post
Thanks everyone, and trust me, I did put alot of the dechlorinater stuff in but unfortunately it didnt do a whole lot but it may have helped as it's now the next morning and 10/21 affected fish survived which I wasnt expecting. Before the fishes death, they behaved exactly as you described Byron but the only info I can give you on the dechlorinater stuff is that it was like a blue liquid that you put in the tank and it's suppose to "eliminate harmful chlorine to fish" sorry but I chucked it out last night because it was empty
Posted via Mobile Device
That does sound like chlorine poisoning then. I've been through similar. In the 1980's I lived in a city that had good source water and very little chlorine was added. Those of us with fish did water changes without a conditioner, with no issues changing up to 1/4 of the tank. Then one summer, a bacterial bloom in the reservoir caused the city to increase the chlorine. None of us knew, and that week's water changes saw a lot of fish deaths by many of us. We learned the hard way: on city water, always use a conditioner.

I had another experience in 1997 or 1998. I always do a quick check of the fish once I finish a water change on each tank, to make sure the filter is running after I've switched it and the heaters back on, and just to see how the fish are behaving. I finished my water change on the 70g and got the Python draining the 90g. I looked into the 70g and there were all the fish, at the top, red gills flared, gasping, a couple floating dead. I instinctively knew that I had forgotten to squirt in the conditioner when I started filling the tank. I grabbed it, squirted in probably 4 times the normal amount, and saw instant relief from some of the hardier fish. They all recovered fortunately, but a few of the more sensitive fish didn't, they were too far gone.

As for your conditioner, I am not familiar with any that are blue, the ones I've always used are clear or opaque. Without the name can't say much about its effectiveness. Might be worth switching to another brand.

Byron.
Byron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 05:01 PM   #13
 
amazon21's Avatar
 
One of the old aquasafe conditioners from tetra used to be blue (this was about 3 years ago.) I doubt thats the one that your using though.
amazon21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 10:15 PM   #14
 
I would go pick up some prime... speaking of prime does it make heavy metals safe
Christople is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2011, 01:16 AM   #15
 
kane chisholme's Avatar
 
Yes I will probably be switching brands but I have to admit this is the first time ever it's failed me. But now everytime I change the water I think I will be a bit worried
Posted via Mobile Device
kane chisholme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2011, 02:43 AM   #16
 
Im currently using a tetra aquasafe stuff that is blue, it apparently deals with chloromines aswell as chlorine
Cluskey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2011, 02:52 AM   #17
 
kane chisholme's Avatar
 
Yeah that sounds a bit like mine and what it's suppose to do, can't remember the brand though
Posted via Mobile Device
kane chisholme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2011, 08:20 AM   #18
 
SeaHorse's Avatar
 
Hi Kane I'm sorry to hear of your water troubles and your lost fish.... so sad especially when you've had them for so long.

I just read in here about an Ammonia Meter that might help tell you right away if you upset the balance in the tank with new water that has had a chlorine dump.

the thread is called "ammonia meter" see if you can find it and then do some research on it... maybe you can find one where you live or order on online to be shipped to you.
SeaHorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2011, 08:54 AM   #19
 
1077's Avatar
 
I had a similar expierience while caring for a group of Discus.
Water company flushed their lines with elevated chlorine, and after a water change,,all of the young fish began wildly darting about the tank.
I quickly added more Prime(Doublethe tanks volume) and fishes settled down. I learned that the water company does this twice each year in the spring and the fall.
I began storing water in a rubbermaid trash can, and leaving it set for a couple days before using.
Chlorine pretty much gasses out after 24 hours but as my water also contained chloramines,,I still treated the water with Prime.
I usually change half the water in my tanks and I add double the dose of Prime for water I remove.
If I take out thirty gallons from tank I add enough prime to treat 60 gallons.
1077 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2011, 09:46 AM   #20
 
Sorry to hear about your fish. Hope the remaining ones are now doing better.

The other thing that can be done, but probably only if you have a smaller aquarium, is put the new water into a bucket and leave it over night. The chlorine evaporates. I still add the dechlorinator. But of course if you need to do an emergency water change, then this doesn't help.
brownmane is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Very upset Pacu Jo Characins 3 10-27-2008 10:21 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:24 AM.