Originally Posted by SeaHorse
When you say you "redid your tank" what exactly did that mean? Just rearrange your decorations? or emptied and scrubbed it out? Is it possible you caused a Ammonia spike with the tank changes and the new fish being added? Rather than "normal" can you give us the numbers? We're just trying to help sort this out with you.
I completely redid my tank. It was soil-based before and it was giving me problems so I took out all of the soil, washed out the tank, and replaced the soil with gravel. During this time I kept my filter in a bucket of tank water, and started running the filter again
after I was finished. I kept an eye on water params for the first few days and they were normal- meaning Ammonia 0 and Nitrite 0 I tested again yesterday just in case and they are the same. My testing kit doesn't come with a test for nitrate.
This was a month ago, though. everything was fine until I bought the Platies a week later. the
first one died a week later, and then the other 2 died within the next week. A few days went by until my other fish started dying. If the Platies caused an ammonia spike it wouldn't have caused my other fish to start dying 3 weeks later especially since ammonia and nitrites are 0.
I noticed last night that one of my remaining Platies has stringy poop, which is a sign of internal parasites, right? Posted via Mobile Device