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jiggityboom 08-26-2009 07:32 AM

cichlid death
I recently had to move my tanks due to living situations and placed five cichlids and one kissing arowana in a bucket overnight. when i awoke the arowana was dead. due to the prescense of marks on its body i assume that the cichlids killed it. One of the cichlids however is about to pass as well and his tail is bleeding a little bit with clippings on the fins. These cichlids have been living together for 3/4 a year now and i am assuming the reason this cichlid and arowana were killed was due to territory and no hiding spots? is this plausible? the cichlid that is dieing is the smallest one i owned.... Also i own a dog and have noticed from time to time dog hairs in my tanks. Can this be harmful in any way besides clogging the filter?

jiggityboom 08-26-2009 07:35 AM

i apologize...kissing gouramis

Fishin Pole 08-26-2009 07:46 AM

What type of cichlids?.............How large are they?............In a bucket overnight, im sure alot of the fish are extremely stressed out..........Yes, with no hiding spots they became really aggressive towards one another and the best thing you can do is get them back in a tank ASAP.............Moving fish just sucks, especially when it comes to cichlids.........Sorry to hear about the kissing gourami, but it wasnt a good match for most cichlids anyways.........I have 3 dogs and a cat and get pet hair in my tanks all the time............I havent had any ill effects from it that i know of......I wouldnt get too stressed about the dog hair, pick it out when you see it, if you can.......

jiggityboom 09-02-2009 07:19 PM

hey yah i did some research and i believe they died from ammonia poisoning :-( but all the rest survived and are in there new location. thanks for the post and sorry it took so long to get back to you. havent been by a computer. are there any methods you would recommend in moving fish?

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