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post #21 of 33 Old 06-21-2012, 12:13 AM
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Oh, oops, I thought he was talking about 20 liters! Ya, I would say needs more cories, neons, and guppies. But then bioload would probably be too much.
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post #22 of 33 Old 06-21-2012, 01:20 AM
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Oh, oops, I thought he was talking about 20 liters! Ya, I would say needs more cories, neons, and guppies. But then bioload would probably be too much.
Yes it was confusing.
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post #23 of 33 Old 06-21-2012, 01:21 AM
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What was the temp of your water when your fish started dying? If you are up here in the north, keeping your fish tank up against an outside wall sometimes affects the temp. Did they have any signs of Ich? What eventually happened to your tank? It looks like it has been a while.....
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I believe he has a 20g, not a 5 g. Stocking wise he'd probably be alright in a planted established tank. But the fish incompatibility is and will be a problem for the fish and him. The fish may die off until the tank is right for the remaining fish.
yeh its a 20g Long. I gotta check my temp when i get home but it usually stays at 75-80ish but i live in hawaii so i cant do much when the weather takes a turn for the warmer, but right now its not hot. tanks not in direct light and its in a well vented room.

update: platy died last night. I noticed that she was a bit round/big but not pine coning. I had a guppy maybe 6 days ago go dropsy on me, but it was a guppy from a group of 5 that my friend had rescued from an ant infested dorm desk jar - she couldnt keep them cause her large gold fish tried to eat them. I only kept the one, rest went to the store. Now im wondering if i have a bacterial infection of some kind. The other fish were round also but not pineconing and they were females - cept the grouram -i so i thought it was just eggs.

last night did a gravel vac and 50% water change, did my normal melafix and aquasafe. Did jungle tabs. thinking bout getting antibiotics, not sure. I'll see how the other fish are faring in the next 24-72 hours

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Go to aqadvisor.com and put your info into their stocking calculator. Post your %'s on this thread.You'll see that its no mystery your fish are dying.
Cheers for the link, with the last couple of fish iv got on order will be at 99%. Filtration at 99% also tho, but its heavily planted so should be ok and the perameters are all gooood! Only need to do a 37% weekly water change aswell, i already do 40%. Again thanks for that 1

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Cheers for the link, with the last couple of fish iv got on order will be at 99%. Filtration at 99% also tho, but its heavily planted so should be ok and the perameters are all gooood! Only need to do a 37% weekly water change aswell, i already do 40%. Again thanks for that 1
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post #27 of 33 Old 06-23-2012, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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Again another dead guppy, this one male, not bloated. My ram is looking pudge, but not pine coning, hope he just gorged himeself on flakes before the others could get to them ::prays::

gotta check out antibiotics, no signs of fungal, =(

temp: 79 atm coming off high afternoon

water parameters are all fine, nitrite is below .5 =\

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Again another dead guppy, this one male, not bloated. My ram is looking pudge, but not pine coning, hope he just gorged himeself on flakes before the others could get to them ::prays::

gotta check out antibiotics, no signs of fungal, =(

temp: 79 atm coming off high afternoon
Are you sure you have a disease? It could be an unstable tank. All those meds might kill your fish. Meds and chemicals are very hard on fish.
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Again another dead guppy, this one male, not bloated. My ram is looking pudge, but not pine coning, hope he just gorged himeself on flakes before the others could get to them ::prays::

gotta check out antibiotics, no signs of fungal, =(

temp: 79 atm coming off high afternoon

water parameters are all fine, nitrite is below .5 =\
Showing nitrites is not fine. Your tank has not cycled completely. Nitrites are as damaging to your fish as ammonia.

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Showing nitrites is not fine. Your tank has not cycled completely. Nitrites are as damaging to your fish as ammonia.
then ill do another 50% water change and hold off on the meds =\
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