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All my fish are sick!!!
Old 09-13-2006, 09:45 PM   #11
 
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Hmm, how about raising the temperature and adding some aquarium salt? And, any idea how they got sick, like did you add some new fish recently?
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:45 AM   #12
 
Hi there nice to hear that you have some fish left. Your tap water ph may be high if it contains a lot of chlorine. You need to do smallwater changes and keep on adding anti fungal treatment. How big is your tank? You seem to have quite a lot of fish in there and quite a mix...what's your water temp like?
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:50 PM   #13
 
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My temp is about 80...and yes my tap water ph is SOO high!!!
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Old 09-14-2006, 09:17 PM   #14
 
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I THINK I FOUND MY SOURCE!!!!!

OK, I just read something about dead plants causing the nitrites and ammonia levels to go up. This made me think about some sword grass that i bought about a month ago, that desintigrated within one week. I took out the dead yucky leaves withing a couple days, but was slow to do it. When they were all dead i didnt think about taking out the root system, which stayed in there under the gravel and rotted and decayed!!! Isn't it possible that if the rotting root system made my nitrites and ammonia go up that that could have been enough to cause my fish to stress out making them susceptible to all diseases, fungi, and whatever else there is?????????????????????????????
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Old 09-14-2006, 09:57 PM   #15
 
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Sarah, your tank may not have cycled as there is not probably enough bacteria to convert the ammonia immediately into nitrites and finally into the harmless nitrates.
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:42 PM   #16
 
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cycling...

Well, I have thoroughly disinfected my tank and have set it back up. I put my Guaramis back in yesterday and they seem to be fine...the Blue Guarami seems a bit curious about the 3 new tiny Tiger Barbs I added today to help the tank cycle...I hope that is a good sign! Anyways, everybody in my tank seems happy....for now...Thanks for the help y'all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:45 PM   #17
 
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You're welcome.
Glad to hear your fish are fine now.:D
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Old 09-22-2006, 04:59 PM   #18
 
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Cycling tank...

Now that I'v my tank has been running almost a week now my 2 Guaramis seem to be doing much better!!!!! I guess this means they will live!!! Anyways, how long does my tank need to cycle before I start doing water changes??? And then how aften do I need to do the water changes???
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Old 09-22-2006, 05:05 PM   #19
 
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Since you have fish in there if there is any trace of ammonia that do a water change ASAP everytime there is a trace of ammonia, dont want to hurt the fish! AFter the tank is cycled weekly water changes should be fine depending on how many fish you have. I have lots of fish so i do water change like every 2-4 days depending on time, and im still planning on more fish :D Hope this answers your question.

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Old 09-22-2006, 05:57 PM   #20
 
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Nitrites!

yes, thanks!

I just tested my water and curentely there is NO ammonia! However, the nitrites are at 0.25 (about) and my ph is high. I have added some some stuff to lower the ph. Is it natural for ammonia and nitrite levels to spike when cycling a new aquarium???...then go back down???
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