So I have been having issues with my 30 gallon semi aggressive. The fish in the tank seem very lethargic. Until today I have been pulling a dead fish out a day. The thing that confuses me is that the Dwarf gouramis, redtailed shark and the yo-yo loaches. The barbs just keep dieing as well as a few of my danios just dropped off.
The water parameters
Ammonia- 0 (it spiked to .25 earlier in the week but i kept it under control with a simple water change and it has been fine since)
Nitrates and nitrates are both within there acceptable parameters
one of the barbs did have ich but i treated and it was fine after the three days of treatment I really have no clue what is going on and am afraid to do anything with the tank until i find out what this epidemic is.
Water Changes! Do them!
I dont know the answer to the ailment, but that should help the symptoms until you find a cure.
Ya I have been doing those but it doesn't seem to be helping
Do you have a heater? How long has the tank been up and running?
The tank has been runningn for 6 months plus the newest additions were 4 cherry barbs that was almost a month ago. there is a heater in there. I'm currently not at home but i believe the temp is around 73-76
Do the fish look like they are getting enough oxygen? That would make them slow and lethargic. Check to see if they are going to the surface for air. Is there a lot of algae in the tank? high phosphates?
there is a little brown algae but nothing to bad. I intially thought that as well but have had an airstone running in there for the last 3 weeks and it doesnt change anything.
Agreed, low oxygen and colder temps can make fish lethargic. Can also lower their immune systems to where it cant fight off things it normally would. I keep my tank at a firm 79 and it makes a HUGE difference. I also keep plants in there to keep my water quality and oxygen up.
whats the ph at? have you checked lately?
check about every other day and it is always between 7.2 and 7.3 I also have live plants in the tank.
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