10-13-2008, 03:02 AM
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dying one by one...
This is depressing - I thought I was really on top of this but they keep dying - I just watched my favorite fish die.
Aquarium finished cycling two weeks ago. I lost a khuli loach right away, then last night my upside-down catfish went belly up without warning (he had been acting lazy, I guess) this morning a female guppy added this week died, looked almost like she was hemorrhaging. That's when I noticed my guppies and my leaf fish had ich - so I used the recommended dose of rid ich. Shortly after my leaf fish (my favorite) started hanging around the surface, unusual for him. then he started thrashing about erratically before drifting to the bottom and slowly dying.
I think the loach and the guppy were already unhealthy, but the catfish and the leaf fish really bug me.
Here is more info - 30gallon fw, 76 degrees, ammonia & nitrite 0ppm, nitrate 10 ppm, ph 7.2 changed 25% of water tonight before using rid ich, and 10% four days ago, all water is conditioned before going into aquairum, no direct sunlight, surviving fish include blue dwarf gourami, 2 khulis, 7 glolight tetra, 3 guppies. flake food twice a day, also been throwing in some blackworms for the leaf fish, since he wasn't as speedy with the flakes.
Anybody have any advice? I didn't realize keeping fish alive was so hard...
Last edited by Aquarius Keeper; 10-13-2008 at 03:06 AM..