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chrisandmarie 08-28-2008 02:36 AM

i bought some endlers of ebay and i think hes give me babys
i went to get some fish (endlers ) last night and got them home did everything and got up this morning and 3 were dead 1 was also dead when we got home but i think he has give me o few days old babys as they were small i bought 5 adult males 5 adult females and 10 fry but thought they would be bigger one was disformed its tail was not straight poor thing i know this sound mean but if my fish have a disformality i but them in a bit of tank water and put them in the freezer as there not the same as healthy ones so that puts them in a coma and they die as the water slowy gets colder its a quicker and easyer way for me as some people just flush them alive CRULE people .
the adult males seem to be doing there job mating with the adult females but im worried i may loose all the babys

Little-Fizz 08-28-2008 05:29 AM

Actually its more cruel allowing them to slowly freeze to death... Your supposed to get an almost frozen glass of water with ice cubes and stuff and drop him into it.

Annddd Whats with your tank? :?

Did you cycle your tank? That could be why your fish are dying.

gunmetal 08-28-2008 05:37 AM

um... yeah.. they're probably stressed enough from the move. they need some aquarium decor to hide in and swim around or they won't feel safe and will get more stressed and die. deff get some stuff in that tank. i would probably want to die if i were in a glass box with a bunch of other people and nothing pretty to look at. it's like the difference between a cold, dark jail cell and a comfortable home.

chrisandmarie 08-28-2008 10:50 AM

here is my baby tank now
i have added some stuff the only reason why i took everthing out is becouse when i clean it out i cant see them proper lol[/img]

Little-Fizz 08-28-2008 02:50 PM

Is that sand?

You didn't answer my question, did you cycle your tank before adding fish?

chrisandmarie 08-28-2008 03:15 PM

i added some of my water after 25 mins to bag and then after about an hour put some more in the after an hour i put them in the tank ,the tank is fine

chrisandmarie 08-28-2008 03:16 PM

yes proper aquarium sand

Little-Fizz 08-28-2008 03:17 PM

That would explain why your fish are dying. Have you ever heard of the nitrogen cycle?

chrisandmarie 08-28-2008 03:18 PM

is that not how you do it thats what i red of another forum

Little-Fizz 08-28-2008 03:23 PM

It can take like 4-6 weeks to properly cycle a fish tank.

You must add a source of ammonia, but you've already done that. Then you let it run for a while and it does everything itself. You need to buy a liquid master test kit, preferably API. Pretty much everyone here uses that one. And it will test for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrates. Ammonia and nitrites are deadly to your fish so watch out. If you want your fish to survive you'll have to be doing daily small water changes to keep ammonia levels safe. I'm sorry to say this, but I doubt your fry will make it.

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