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Old 03-22-2010, 01:52 PM   #11
 
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Fins held close to the body, not spread as normal, are called clamped.

[I hope you mean that the fish that have previously died did so during the night, and not that all the fish died last night.]

I second what 1077 has posted. Monitor ammonia and nitrite, do a daily pwc if levels exceed .25, use a good conditioner that detoxifies ammonia and nitrite (like Prime), and when/if things remain normal, then a weekly pwc will/should keep the tank stable.
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:24 PM   #12
 
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Fins held close to the body, not spread as normal, are called clamped.

[I hope you mean that the fish that have previously died did so during the night, and not that all the fish died last night.]

I second what 1077 has posted. Monitor ammonia and nitrite, do a daily pwc if levels exceed .25, use a good conditioner that detoxifies ammonia and nitrite (like Prime), and when/if things remain normal, then a weekly pwc will/should keep the tank stable.
correct when they die they die over night. lost two more last night. i did a water change last night cause there was a touch of ammonia not quiet .25. i went and bought prime water conditioner and used in the tank. everyone looked fine after i finished. why would it be only over night? ph did not change and every thing else was well in range.
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:56 PM   #13
 
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correct when they die they die over night. lost two more last night. i did a water change last night cause there was a touch of ammonia not quiet .25. i went and bought prime water conditioner and used in the tank. everyone looked fine after i finished. why would it be only over night? ph did not change and every thing else was well in range.
When I have found a dead fish (and yes, I sometimes do) it always seems to be in the morning. Guess it's like humans, in hospitals the most deaths from terminal patients or similar is around 5 am. Don't know why.

Prime with all water changes will help a lot. You will still get an ammonia reading because Prime detoxifies ammonia by converting it to the harmless ammonium, but both ammonia and ammonia show as "ammonia" in test kits (most of them) and ammonia and ammonium are used by the bacteria and plants. So as long as the fish appear more normal, and not respirating fast, hanging at the surface, red gills, etc., the "ammonia" will probably be ammonium and not a concern.
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:10 PM   #14
 
checked water last night everthing looked so i didnt do a pwc. this morning !woohoo! no dead fish. now we will see if it holds up. also thanks for all help and input.
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:23 PM   #15
 
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good to hear things are looking up :)
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:04 AM   #16
 
spoke too soon. lost one yesterday and two today. last night i noticed what looked like cotton mouth on a couple fish. what should i do? water has been perfect the last three or four days nw.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:42 PM   #17
 
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Can you post a photo or two of the fish with the "cotton" or whatever it is? Treating fish in a community tank, especially one that is just settling down after other water issues, is very risky unless it is something absolutely essential and certain.
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