03-23-2011, 09:24 PM
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Problem(s) identified - I think!
Originally Posted by Plumkin
#1 remove that fish and put it in a hospital tank the red line is STRESS and usally the fish seem to die really fast that same week if they continue to be stressed out do you have other angels picking on the fish or any nippy fish nippin at the angel? How big is the tank angels should have 20 gallons per fish.
invested in an API kit. Checked pH 3 times, it was 7.4. Stupid dip stick test continues to read 6.8 still. Suspected ammonia elevation, yep, about .35. Nitrates and nitrites both zero. Did really quick water change, moved grumpy gourami to another tank and stuck some ammonia-absorbing stuff into my canister as a stop-gap overnight.
I think I nuked all my good bacteria fighting off some other issues with antibiotics. I have a lot of plants, I can only imagine how bad the ammonia level may have gotten if I had no live plants at all, ouch! Going to feed very, very carefully, monitor ammonia levels, and keep changing water daily until my tank re-cycles... My own fault for nuking the tank with antibiotics. Don't know what else I could have done, had exhausted other options. Cleared up the original problem, caused a bunch more
Last edited by DKRST; 03-23-2011 at 09:33 PM..