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redchigh 08-21-2010 10:52 AM

Fish committed Mass Suicide (EPIC FAIL)
 
For the last few weeks I've been struggling with ammonia problems in my tank with green terror fry.

Every once and a while I would hear something that sounded like water splashing. I would look, and not see anything... I assumed it was a burp in the filter or something.



Yesterday I got home (from being gone 4 days) and noticed the tank looked... empty. I could see 2 where there were 10 before...

I moved all the decorations around, and didn't find the extras... I looked on the floor and saw a crispy dead fish.
Then I saw another. and another.

Turns out there were 6 dead fish on my carpet. :BIGweepy:
Guess I won't be getting my security deposit back for my apartment...

kitten_penang 08-21-2010 11:09 AM

they jumped out.poor fish =(

Inga 08-21-2010 11:23 AM

Weird! I am so sorry for your loss, the poor little fish. I know that the profiles on a few of my fish read "keep tightly covered as fish might jump". I know that fish jump after flies and whatnot when eating but, the fish that do this in my tank are my Rainbow shark, which is odd as it is a bottom feeder.

redchigh 08-21-2010 11:45 AM

Well I'm assuming there was a huge ammonia spike...

Odd, their instinct to jump out of toxic water was able to save some of my fish.

High ammonia- fish jump out- less bioload- ammonia stabilises

High ammonia- fish dont jump- fish die in tank, releasing ammonia- all fish die.

kitten_penang 08-21-2010 12:17 PM

in one word -- ironic

dfbiggs 08-21-2010 01:01 PM

Aw sorry...poor fish..

LisaC144 08-21-2010 06:56 PM

You'll get your deposit back. Rent a Rug Doctor ;-) Sorry for your losses.

JohnnyD44 08-22-2010 07:22 PM

SOrry to hear about your fishes....

aunt kymmie 08-22-2010 07:29 PM

What a drag. Sorry...

redchigh 08-25-2010 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LisaC144 (Post 452433)
You'll get your deposit back. Rent a Rug Doctor ;-) Sorry for your losses.

lol.


Update, the last two jumped out too. Now its an empty tank.


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