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post #1 of 6 Old 04-28-2008, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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guppy dying???

Hi there I haven't got an ammonia or nitrate/nitrite testing kit yet so can't give you a reading on that. I have a 54l tank which i set-up a week and a half ago and have had it running for a week before introducing any fish to it. the first to go in were 2 plecos a tiger loach and 2 clown loach which have all been doing fine. Yesterday i bought 6 neon tetra (also fine) and 6 guppys. The tewmperature is at 25-26C and Ph is at 7.2

Found on of the guppys dead this morning and another spent practically the whole day swimming against the flow of the filter yesterday and seemed very lively and healthy but this morning it is a completely different fish altogether and has just started floating to the bottom of the tank staying there for a moment and then swimming off. I have a feeling that it might be the stress of moving and that he might not make it but I'd rather be sure what it is so that it doesn't happen to any others and if theres anything i can do to help.

any ideas???
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-28-2008, 05:45 AM
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A54L is somwhere around 15 gallons right??? If so the tank is entirely too small for those all those fish. The clown loaches will get pretty big and if the plecos you have are the common type they will get pretty big too. Plecos are waste machines (if I recall corectly) so your bio-load for that tank is on the high side side. The fish are probably dieing of overcrowding and ammonia poisoning.
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A54L is somwhere around 15 gallons right??? If so the tank is entirely too small for those all those fish. The clown loaches will get pretty big and if the plecos you have are the common type they will get pretty big too. Plecos are waste machines (if I recall corectly) so your bio-load for that tank is on the high side side. The fish are probably dieing of overcrowding and ammonia poisoning.
Ok well there was already the intention to split them into two tanks over the next couple of weeks cos as you say they ain't gonna be babies forever, just gonna have to move that forward asap. Are there any tips for things to do in the mean time and any suggestions on the best mix of fish for the two tanks
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-28-2008, 08:54 AM
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If at all possible i would take sample of water from your aquarium to LFS and ask them if they would test it for you. In that way those attempting to help will have much more info. If fish are being poisoned from high ammonia levels you will not have many fish left to separate. :(

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post #5 of 6 Old 04-28-2008, 11:21 AM
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Too many fish added too fast into an un-cycled tank. Do not add anymore fish. Your tank needs to cycle first.

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-28-2008, 05:35 PM
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You need like, 2 separate 100 gallon tanks for all these fish if not more. Plus the clown loaches will not do well with there just being two of them. Lose the plecos and the loaches and you can get away with a 30 gallon tank. And please, please have a read up on cycling before you try to add anything else.

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