02-09-2012, 01:09 AM
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Size of tank? 8gal
2. Water parameters
d. pH 6.6, KH and GH 9
e. Test kit?
4. FW (fresh water)
5. How long the aquarium has been set up 2months
6. What fish do you have?130 How many are in your tank?23 How big are they? biggest is Dwarf Gourami
4cm. How long have you had them?2weeks
7. Were the fish placed under quarantine period ?This is the quarantine tank.
8. a. Fake plants?
c. Rocks, woods, fancy decors? Any hollow decors? teracotta pot half
9. a. Filtration? platform filter
b. Heater? yes
10. a. Lighting schedule? What lights are used? BED LAMP
b. Any sunlight exposure? How long? 12 ours.
11. a. Water change schedule.Every 3 days.
b. Volume of water changed?10%.
c. Well water,
d. Water conditioner used? not any.
e. Frequency of gravel/sand (if any) vacuumed? every 2weeks
12. Foods? Tetra Veg
How often are they fed? 3 times a day
13. a. Any abnormal signs/symptoms? POP EYE
b. Appearance of poop?
c. Appearance of gills? no problem
14. a. Have you treated your fish ahead of diagnosis? yes
b. What meds were used? Tetra fungi stop and methylene blue.
Ok so my new Cherry Barb
has pop eye, what meds must I get.
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02-09-2012, 11:21 AM
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I don't have those test kits(can't find any)The fish are 1 Dwarf Gourami
,1kuhli loach,7 cherry barbs,4 silver dollars and 10 guppys(I know there are allot of fish in the tank. I do 3ed day water changes)
The two meds are for wit spot and some red spots on the body of two cherry's(gone now)
02-09-2012, 08:22 PM
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You should do large, daily water changes. Methylene blue will kill the beneficial bacteria in the biological filter. Ammonia will pile up fast, you really need to get a test kit.
02-10-2012, 01:56 AM
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OK, YOU GET ME THE TEST KITS! As I sed I can find them,it's a small town.
My main tank is 30gal(going to up grade to a 150gal in a few months) It has a filter that is filtering 1000liters per our.
It has 2 moonlight,1pearl and 1 dwarf gouramis,
2 angel,4 flame tetras,1 pleco,1 sward tail(female) and a black ghost knife fish.(all the fish in this tank are small,the biggest is the ghost at 10cm.
I have moved the silvers and dwarf to the main tank.
There was no aggression, there all still baby's.
02-10-2012, 11:20 AM
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You can order the test kits online. Most online pet stores have them, or you could search them through Amazon.com.
We're not trying to attack you, we're trying to help you help your fish. But you have a bad situation going on here, and changes need to be made if you want to keep your fish healthy.
Even if all the fish were in the 30g, you'd still be overstocked. Even if you had all the filtration in the world, it doesn't change the fact that there are too many fish in too small a space that don't have enough room for proper activity and territories. The fish that you have already need wildly different water parameters, do not have the proper shoal numbers, and will have aggression issues. If you're going to be getting a 150g, fine, but you need to wait until you have it to get certain fish. Here, look at how your 8g is now: AqAdvisor - Intelligent Freshwater Tropical Fish Aquarium Stocking Calculator and Aquarium Tank/Filter Advisor And I even used juvenile sizes!
Do you see all of those warnings and alerts in red?
And look how your 30g will be when all fish are in there, again with juvenile sizes: AqAdvisor - Intelligent Freshwater Tropical Fish Aquarium Stocking Calculator and Aquarium Tank/Filter Advisor
I'm sorry, but there is no way around it- You need to rehome or take back to the store all the fish that will grow too large for the tanks you have NOW, and any species that won't get along with your others, and any species that isn't in the proper sized group. Then, when you get a larger tank, you can slowly stock the tank at that time. Fish need to grow up in appropriately sized spaces with appropriate tank mates and in clean water, or they suffer internal damage that will make them sick and shorten their lifespan either by a little or a lot, depending.
The bottom line is that you just can't humanely keep fish in this way. They're getting sick because they're trying to tell you that something is desperately
wrong! Please listen to them!
02-10-2012, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by nicolaas
First, there is no problem in my 30gal.i know my fish.they will still be small in a few months,and they will be in good hands with me.
I do allot of reading, don't think i don't now what i am doing. I have the skill to keep these fish. And the only reason i don't have a salt water is i'm to far from pretoria 360kl.
These fish will be dead in that tank before you come anywhere near getting the larger tank.
It is not about knowing what you are doing, it is about keeping the fish happy and disease free. 100% which you are NOT giving them at the moment. It has nothing to do with skills at keeping them, or knowing what you are doing. Killing them is what your are doing.
If you keep them in that tank you will severely reduce their lifespan, be treating illnesses almost constantly and probably lose the entire tank.
This is NOT going to work regardless in a few months or not, they need to go back or into a larger tank ASAP.
You have 23 fish staying in 8 gallons of water, probably less, that is more than I have in my 75 gallon tank and almost double what I have in a 20g breeder with 3 day old Lake Malawi cichlid fry in.
You asked about help for pop eye and we have offered advice and possible causes to it. Dosing the tank that small with medications is going to lead to problems in it's own right, nothing to do with the water parameters that will be off as well.
Please do what is the right thing for these and return them.
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