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Why do I keep losing fish?

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Why do I keep losing fish?
Old 12-04-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
 
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Why do I keep losing fish?

I just dont get it... I test my waters once a week with the API master test kit.. The water tests fine.. I have a total of 4 tanks.

10 G fry tank (rarely have deaths)

20 gallon (rarely have deaths, however one fish does look pail and sluggish, often some fish scrape on the gravel/decor) doubt its ich

30 G African Cichlid tank (NO DEATHS 100% healthy)

50 G (have had 4 losses in 2 weeks)

I feed only once daily no more than they eat, lights on in day off at night, regular cleaning.

Any ideas? :/
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
 
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What are your params, temp, stocking, etc?
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #3
 
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Params?

Temp in the 20 G is around 76-78
Have about 17-18 fish. Relatively small..

50 G
Temp is set to 82
Only have about 15 fish so far..
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:54 PM   #4
 
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parameters, like ammonia/nitrite/nitrate/hardness

what fish do you have in the 50g that need water at 82??
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:13 PM   #5
 
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Tested it about a week ago...
50 G PH is around 8... Nitrate 5.0... Nitrite 0..,

20 G PH 7.4... Nitrate 10... Nitrite 0..,

BUT now I just tested for the Ammonia on these two tanks and now they are both at .25. So I'm guessing that's the problem... Anyway any tips on how to get rid of this?
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:16 PM   #6
 
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Test your tap water too to know what you are putting into your tank each change. Also what water conditioner do you use when you do a water change? I would not yet assume that is the problem...
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:20 PM   #7
 
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parameters, like ammonia/nitrite/nitrate/hardness

what fish do you have in the 50g that need water at 82??
Various tropical fish. Average temp is 74-84... Higher temp = less infections such as Ich............
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:44 PM   #8
 
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Test your tap water too to know what you are putting into your tank each change. Also what water conditioner do you use when you do a water change? I would not yet assume that is the problem...
I tested the tap the other day.. The ammonia is high! Almost at 2!!!!

I use "Stress Coat" not sure what brand but the one from Wal-Mart...
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:17 AM   #9
 
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higher temp also equals shorter lifespan
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:36 AM   #10
 
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higher temp also equals shorter lifespan
I might turn it down a bit.. But any advice on the ammonia and the ammonia in my tap?
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