06-15-2011, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Jazander
Last night all my fish seemed fine. My readings are a little outta wack because my tank is cycling. I have had it for about 2 weeks. Last night my readings were temp:78 ph: 7.1 Ammonia: 0.4 Nirtite: 0.5 Nitrate 6. My nitrates are a little high but Im not 100% sure on how to bring them down. My tank is a 10 gallon. It has 3 mollies, 1 corydora and a frog. There was 4 mollys until this morning.
So I woke up this morning, fed my fish, saw the male belly up on the gravel. When I scooped him up he looked bloated, one high was kinda bloody looking. My other fish seem fine. BUT one of my heavily preganant females who Im sure is about to give birth is being overly aggressive. My other 2 females are breathing heavily. I have a live bearer net with some babies in it. My tank is planted with a large water sprite and cobumba plants and a sword of some type, there is also a cave to hide in.
Do you think my male died of a disease or did maybe the female kill him? How can I get her to calm down?
I feed them tropical flakes, blood worms, sometimes algae waffers, sometimes a bit of betta food.
Please help I dont want anyother fish to die!
Sorry you lost a fish, but you may lose more since you're cycling with fish. The best I can tell you is to do small water changes daily to keep your ammonia and nitrites down. What test kit are you using? The API Liquid test kits are the most accurate. Nitrates at 6 are hardly high. Also, go buy Prime Seachem if you're not already using that, it's a great water treatment product.