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post #1 of 4 Old 04-01-2008, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Platy Death. HELP!

Re-stocked tank on Easter Sunday after something got out of whack and claimed a fish or two - now have the following in 30 gallon tank:
4 platies
5 zebra danio
3 black skirt tetra

1 platy bit the dust today :( - he was swimming upside down and then just gave up! There is one that I'm wondering if she is going to also go belly up tomorrow...

HELP! Nobody else looks distressed! I did a water test today - KH is low. How do I remedy that? I've not had this issue before!
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-02-2008, 04:33 AM
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Hello Allie, sorry to hear about your fish.

How long has your tank been set up for, and what are your readings for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate?

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post #3 of 4 Old 04-02-2008, 04:55 PM
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he set the tank up 3 years ago (it's in his "tank(s)" thing). anyways, what i do when i have an unexplainable diseaese in my tank:
-change 20% of the water every day (or every other day)
-add 1 tbsp of aquarium salt for every five gallons
-raise the temp 2 degrees

usuall this will kill the pathogens or at least decrease the # by a lot (if there are any). I find this works quite well. you could try giving your fish a salt bath too. as to what it is, i dont know. If your amm, nitrates, nitrites are high, its prob that
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-03-2008, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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all of the other readings are within normal ranges. last water change was last saturday - about 30% changed.
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