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Random deaths and feeding time at the zoo
Old 03-28-2010, 12:34 PM   #11
 
I treated on Friday night with Jungle Parasite Clear.

The gouramis seem okay, though they seem a little less active than I remember in previous weeks. The tetras all seem fine, as does one cory.

The cory photographed above has remained very lethargic. I actually got the net out this morning thinking he was dead, only for him to swim off a little before resting again.

I just went to check on him once more and discovered the upper part of his tail fin is missing. It's very clean, no ragged edges. I'm guessing one of the others must have started to feed on him.
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:46 AM   #12
 
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I treated on Friday night with Jungle Parasite Clear.

The gouramis seem okay, though they seem a little less active than I remember in previous weeks. The tetras all seem fine, as does one cory.

The cory photographed above has remained very lethargic. I actually got the net out this morning thinking he was dead, only for him to swim off a little before resting again.

I just went to check on him once more and discovered the upper part of his tail fin is missing. It's very clean, no ragged edges. I'm guessing one of the others must have started to feed on him.

Could this being to the tank being overcrowded, im only saying this learning from experience, i would definately do 25% water changes daily, i brough a API master test kit which i would recommend. test the water daily, what i have also learnt that when adding new fish this can cause an Amonia spike which can start killing off fish, have you got good bacteria in your filter?
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:06 AM   #13
 
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Could this being to the tank being overcrowded
Unlikely given before the deaths I was below the 1" per gallon rule, had mostly low waste producing fish, had consistently good test readings and was doing frequent water changes.

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im only saying this learning from experience, i would definately do 25% water changes daily, i brough a API master test kit which i would recommend. test the water daily, what i have also learnt that when adding new fish this can cause an Amonia spike which can start killing off fish, have you got good bacteria in your filter?
I did add some new fish, but after the first death. Ammonia levels remained at 0.

I'm suspecting it was something parasitic. Don't know what and am hoping the JPC will have killed it off.
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