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Rasbora hanging out at top of tank constantly?
Old 02-23-2014, 08:54 PM   #11
 
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Yes, same species every time, all from Petsmart. No I don't QT the new fish, nothing to QT them it atm though sometime down the road I want to get a little 10g that i can slide underneath my current tank, but i'll need a new extension cord cus the one i have only has one more plugin available.

I do have hard water, my pH is around 7.6-7.8

I don't even like drinking it (i use purified water i make in those brita filter things) but yu have to understand that I don't have a car... and lugging water, no matte the distance, especially more than 2 jugs is impossible for me. I want to get one of those bike carts (the one you put kids in but only i wouldnt use it for kids) which would make that easier, and I know RO water is cheap its just i lack the means of transportation to carry it. ;-; So really RO water is out of the question for me at this moment. and I will NEVER have enough money to buy one of those RO filter thingies that some people use in aquariums. They're what.. hundreds of dollars? I barely make 200$ a month. P:

My filter is as full with media as it can carry. I have two large sponge sin there as well as the bio ceramic rings. This is an internal filter. P:
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:11 PM   #12
 
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Yes, same species every time, all from Petsmart. No I don't QT the new fish, nothing to QT them it atm though sometime down the road I want to get a little 10g that i can slide underneath my current tank, but i'll need a new extension cord cus the one i have only has one more plugin available.

I do have hard water, my pH is around 7.6-7.8

I don't even like drinking it (i use purified water i make in those brita filter things) but yu have to understand that I don't have a car... and lugging water, no matte the distance, especially more than 2 jugs is impossible for me. I want to get one of those bike carts (the one you put kids in but only i wouldnt use it for kids) which would make that easier, and I know RO water is cheap its just i lack the means of transportation to carry it. ;-; So really RO water is out of the question for me at this moment. and I will NEVER have enough money to buy one of those RO filter thingies that some people use in aquariums. They're what.. hundreds of dollars? I barely make 200$ a month. P:

My filter is as full with media as it can carry. I have two large sponge sin there as well as the bio ceramic rings. This is an internal filter. P:
Quarantining is really, really important. I would make that a priority if I were you, especially if petsmart is your sole fish provider.

If you keep getting the same species of fish and they keep dying on you, perhaps that's not the best species for you to be keeping. Not really an answer you want to hear, I'm sure, but at some point I would throw in the towel and try another species.

Have we gone over the RO business before? Sorry it's hard to keep things straight sometimes. Yeah the units cost like 200. HOWEVER, considering that you can also use that for your drinking water it would be a multipurpose purchase. Just a thought for the future. Might find one on craigslist for cheap.

I don't know - not that this exactly solves your problem but I wouldn't waste any more money buying fish that have proven to not make it in my tank.... whatever the reason.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:21 PM   #13
 
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No its something I've come to accept. Clearly these Harlys and neons aren't working for me if they keep dying. Should I just hold on to them? Or return them for different fish? I'm past my 14 day warrenty on them for a refund, but idk if they'll take them in exchange for different fish and just have me pay the difference? If so... what fish would be recommended? I haven't lose a single one of my corys or my BN so they're clearly fine o-o

I know what RO water is if that's what ur asking. It's just basically distilled water only the process is different. I also know you have to add minerals BACK into the water because it lacks them. I know its pH is 7, so on so fourth.

Yeah... you make a good point about it also allowing for drinking water... but I wouldn't even know what type to look for. I live in an apartment, so its not like I can hook it up to my water tank if thats even possible. It would basically have to be some kind of.. tub that I can pull from when needed. I know amazon is a nice place to look but again, I woudn't know what 'model' to look for as I really don't understand the actuall 'machine' itself, except that it runs water thru stages of filtering.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:27 PM   #14
 
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Petsmart won't take them back after the 14 days. I think your options are either to just keep them and let them die out in time or give them to someone else.

I meant I was talking to someone about RO water the other day and wasn't sure if it was you or not. I don't know much about the machines but they probably can hook up to the faucet in the kitchen sink.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:40 PM   #15
 
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Alright well.... i doubt i'll find anyone on craigslist to give them to. Even for free, and i hate to do it but I guess that leaves me with just keeping them.

As for the RO water... mmm nope wasn't me heh. Well, maybe i can start a topic discussing it and see what people think. As well as fish.

I mean as far as the fish goes. Yeah it could be my water or... it could just be a bad batch of fish. I know when i first got my neons i had 4 of them die within two days, but the remaining four lasted a week before I got four more and they're perfectly fine, haven't had any deaths from them at all. The Harlequins i only lost 1 at first then the rest were fine, added a few more they were fine, then I finally finished the school at 10 and then 2 died one day and a few days later now this recent one. For al i know the fish could have been from that latest added batch and it was just a bad group. P: I hate to think its my water killing the fish as tht would make me feel so horrible.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:51 AM   #16
 
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Your fish showed symptoms of toxins in the body, he certainly in no way showed signs of nothing and then died, therefor he obviously died of -something- and not nothing. Find the poison and fix it(you have two poisons in your tank, too many fish and readable toxins), any other weakened fish will also follow suit otherwise, and having ammonia in the water on -readable- levels with high nitrates will eventually lower the immune systems of the others and kill them.

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Old 02-24-2014, 09:21 AM   #17
 
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Guys, chill. . . if you'd like to start a thread on maintaining stable water parameters in a small tank, feel free to do so. . . in our Advanced Freshwater Discussion area, as it looks like its up for debate.
Mech.Dragon started this thread to get input on her problem, and it is entirely her decision to take or leave advice given.

. . . I'm sorry your having a tough time, Dragon *hugs* I hope you get it figured out. :/
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:59 AM   #18
 
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Thanks. P: I'm starting to believe its a fungus causing the death Cus I just pulled a fish out today that looked like it had white stuff on it. I dabbed some premafix (spellig it wrong) on its body and it's sitting in a net ATM. It's displaying the same behavior the other one had so well see if I got to it quick enough. I would have stayed and looked after him but I have college classes to attend to. ;-; I hope he makes it but I won't know till I get home in 8hours.

I'm wondering... If I should just treat the whole tank with Primafix Cus this is the second case I've seen that was clearly fungus. The first was my betta who died of a mouth fungus but that was a few weeks ago.

Should I just go ahead and do the Primafix treatment plan or wait?
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:13 AM   #19
 
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Rasbora hanging out at top of tank constantly?

If that's the case I would highly recommend a real anti-fungal medication. The -fixes don't really fix all that much.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:18 AM   #20
 
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What would you recommend? I just got prima mela. And the API ich cure. I didn't see any other meds that petsmart had but then again I wasn't looking very hard. I can return the meds I think if I kept the reciept. 0-0 I was just going off YouTube vids and another thread I posted when my betta got fungus.
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