Tropical fish dying
One of my fish die roughly every 10 days
I have a 360 litre tank with nitrate, nitrite and ammonia at 0.0 and PH 8.3 temp 26 (in green band) - this shows as normal for all of them
I have two filter systems - orignal jewel system and a EHMI system.
I have tried varoius frequencies of carrying out water changes about 80 litres every week or fornight.
I change the filters as recommended
I do have plants so weekely add plant food
I feed them once a day 6 times a week
Why is this happening?
Also another question, I recently when I saw a few ill, tried adding salt. Is this ok?
Can anyone help me - I am a newbie! :-?
specifically what kind of fish do you have?? and how long has the tank been set up?
when you say you change filters out what do you mean? do you change out the media in both at the same time?
Do you clean your media?
How do you clean it step by step be very specific
how often do you test water?
When do you test water?
how much salt do you add?
What chemicals are in use?
How do you know your fish are ill what are symptoms?
Tank been around for a round 1 year and I change the white filter fornightly, carbon one 8 weeks and others every few months. I clean the filters in the dirty water from the tank (pumped into a bucket). I only shake and rinse the media in the container it stays in
Does this help?
what would be some descriptive things about the sick fish?
(sorry for the late response)
I looked up in my book and see that the barbs you have like acidic water. and you have more alkaline water. They like the water to be 6.5-7 ph. you have at least one whole unit higher than they like. This could cause some stress. Not saying it is for sure the problem but it is something you could keep in mind.
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