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post #11 of 39 Old 04-11-2008, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
I swear if you any of you guys talk about this tank situation will be the worst fish helpers of the world. I think my dad says its a 30 gallon tank but I dont think it says because the fish have a lot of room to swim. Plus they dont seem to swim alot they seem to like staring into space and watching TV... lol joking

The waste is not a ton at least its being cleaned so it doesn't turn into horrible things.

I meant my fish was swimming upside down yesterday at the top like it was dead then it went to the bottom. It looked like it was having trouble going down. But now today it seemed to be normal and back to the way it is. But it still has something on its nose and its poop seems to be white stringy stuff.
It also doesn't really seem to want to eat as I put blood worms in today.

Oh and now new situation...2 of my fishes have black coloring under them.
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post #12 of 39 Old 04-11-2008, 04:22 PM
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Wild, we are not the worst helpers ever, we have clearly pointed out what we believe to be the source of your problem- overcrowding (and everything that comes with that). It's very hard to fix something if you are unwilling to acknowledge the problem, and it would be irresponsible of us to continue helping you deny this issue and look elsewhere for the source of your fish's illness.

Also, can I ask, what sort of test kit are you using? Liquid or test strips? I ask because test strips can be very inaccurate and you may have a water quality issue and not even know it.
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post #13 of 39 Old 04-11-2008, 05:03 PM
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Overcrowding=bad water quality=Diseases

Since you seem to think that because your fish are babies is a reasonable excuse to house them like this, I will ask you one thing. What will you do with them since they are babies and babies do this funny thing called growing up?

We can't make you be mature and admit you made a mistake when you bought these have to do it yourself. Denying the problem doesn't make it go away...unless the fish die off one by one.

This is the song that never ends...
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post #14 of 39 Old 04-11-2008, 05:32 PM
If we seem rude, then sorry. We are trying to help your fish thrive. Fish can live in bad, overcrowded conditions, but they thrive under the proper conditions. Big difference there.

Can you try the Paper thing? Just because they are babies doesn't mean they will stay that way. We are trying to help, and you are being to stubborn to listen. This is the main reason for all your diseases. I did this once, and my fish were living in hell. I finally opened up to people and listened, and everything is perfect.

What are your Ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels? What kind of tesk kit are you using?
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post #15 of 39 Old 04-11-2008, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
I have changed the water today and the parameters are probably set back to normal.
Ammonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 8
I use the liquid stuff.

I really dont think the tank is the problem even if it is you cant make me get the fish into another tank because
1)my house has no room for another tank
2) I'm not opening a National Aquarium in my house
3) I'm not gunna kill the fish to make room
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post #16 of 39 Old 04-11-2008, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
im not sure if you will be able to see this but...

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post #17 of 39 Old 04-11-2008, 07:41 PM
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Option #4- return the BP's to your fish store for credit and get something more appropriate for a tank that size. You could do something really incredible if you decided to.
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post #18 of 39 Old 04-11-2008, 07:56 PM
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They're huge, beautiful fish, please think of their comfort.
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post #19 of 39 Old 04-11-2008, 09:39 PM
I will not post here anymore if you really do not care for the health of your fish. We are tryig to help and you are too arrogant to help. Can you just listen to us and think of the conditions they are in, and what it would be like if you were in that?

Those are definately not babies. I can see now that you are way overstocked in a crowded tank. Crowded tank=stress=disease=dead fish. Look at the root of your problem; crowded tank.

You dont even have anything they can hide behind and relax.
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post #20 of 39 Old 04-11-2008, 11:11 PM
Here is the deal guys.

I am totally disgusted with the members who posted in this thread. Maybe some of the members before you should have treated each of you the same way when you first joined. Then you would, maybe, change your tone. Where is your sense of fellowship and the welcoming of new members?

The fish are yet juvies. Grow out tanks are notoriously overstocked. Is his stocking scheme wrong? It depends. I say, if the fish are young and small, no. If they are adults then his tank is overstocked. None of you have asked about filtration, which, if adequate could handle the bio load.

Instead of preaching the drunes of overstocking, answer his question. You all sit on your high horses and everyone of you haven't got the experience necessary to preach a word. Some of you have less than a year in the hobby. Some of you still ask stocking questions, then try to answer some complicated question on breeding, lighting, live rock, or sumps. I often wonder where all of this new found knowledge comes from.

I don't want to hear that you have been around fish all of your life. That is not being a fish keeper. So drop the "holier than thou" attitudes, you all owe the OP an apology.
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