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Rasbora hanging out at top of tank constantly?
Old 02-24-2014, 07:35 PM   #31
 
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well, I'll certainly keep that in mind for the future. I've learned my lesson. 100$ EASILY in fish and they're probably all infected with something, not to mention the 10some fish that have died and I've replaced. -_-
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:38 PM   #32
 
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Yeah, that's A LOT of fish to go through.... there is something really wrong somewhere. I hope it's just a matter of the wrong type of fish for your water, rather than the wrong water for fish.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:57 PM   #33
 
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yeah online purchases might be my best bet. There's a FW store in Kalispel which is about an hour away but again lol no car.

The rasbora seems to be swimming alright now... not flopping over all over the place so I think, if he continues to show he's swimming well, I'll release him back in with the others since I'm treating the whole tank anyways. We'll see.

I never lost a fish BEFORE i introduces those 4 neons that belly up-ed a few days later and then my betta that grew some fungus of sorts on her and died. Before that I never had an issue and I've had those earlier fish for about 2 weeks except one harly death after i initially introduced them to the tank but after that, nothing. Then the neons, and since then I've had fish deaths every week following. Not as much as 4 at once like the neons, but ya know.. I have my assumptions that the neons brought something in and now everyone is like "FFFFFFF"

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Old 02-24-2014, 09:01 PM   #34
 
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:11 PM   #35
 
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I never lost a fish BEFORE i introduces those 4 neons that belly up-ed a few days later and then my betta that grew some fungus of sorts on her and died. Before that I never had an issue and I've had those earlier fish for about 2 weeks except one harly death after i initially introduced them to the tank but after that, nothing. Then the neons, and since then I've had fish deaths every week following. Not as much as 4 at once like the neons, but ya know.. I have my assumptions that the neons brought something in and now everyone is like "FFFFFFF"
Hmmmm, well one thing for sure is that I would not get any new fish until your tank stops having deaths. Gotta eliminate variables if you are ever to fix this problem.

One thing I mentioned earlier was that "sometimes fish die for reasons beyond our control". That doesn't mean that the fish died for no reason - there's ALWAYS a reason why the fish dies. It's easy to tell why some fish die, because they exhibit obvious indicators such as fungus growing on it, or they have mouth rot, or they're covered in ich, etc. What's NOT so easy to determine is when they die suddenly with no obvious indicators. Many keepers look for a scapegoat in this situation - something to pin in on. Really though, that's a shot in the dark. I hate to see people look to the most convenient "reason" and say that must be it, when there's just no way of knowing that. There are all kinds of internal factors which can kill the fish without any symptoms, some of which MAY be a result of the conditions they're kept in. There's no survival of the fittest here - defective fish make it into our tanks. They often die when all the other fish are fine, because they are weak. That's one of the advantages of quarantining. Now in cases where there is an isolated incident, like with a defective fish, that can be all well and good except for the lingering idea that "this" killed the fish. However, when there is a steady string of deaths, one must be a detective and assuming that this or that is the problem is not the way to figure out the cause.

It is entirely possible that the fish have introduced something, especially because you didn't have a problem before. If it were the water itself, like I had inquired about at the beginning of the thread, you would have had problems before you added the neons. I really think you should not add any more fish until you havent had a fish die in a while. When you do, try a new species
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:31 PM   #36
 
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oh yes, I won't be adding any more fish until I can at LEAST go a month without a single death or illness pop up. so if I can last till the end of March I think I'll be okay so long as no strange things pop up like white growth, etc.

Hey... at least it'll give me time to watch my plants grow some more. My Amazon sword is still blowing up like a crazy freaky alien. new shoots EVERYWHERE its insane. Someone joked in another thread of mine and named it an "Aqueonus Heaterius" or something of the sort cus... lol its planted for the most part in front of my heater and the heater is an eyesore to a lot of people. so apparently this sword feels it is its duty to grow faster than any other plant to cover it up. I'm not certain if my dwarf hairgrass will make it or not... It could have just wilted back but idk, only time will tell. I took out all the water wisteria... they weren't looking to hot and when i pulled up one to move it somewhere else it's root was COVERED in a thick layer of.... white stuff o-o it was so gross i squeeled and threw it in my trash when i saw it (typical girl...).
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:43 PM   #37
 
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You lost me the second you started talking about plants
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:46 PM   #38
 
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LOL!!!

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Old 02-24-2014, 09:55 PM   #39
 
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NOW, if Agent13 wants to put plants in my tanks when I set them back up after the move, she can go right ahead. I have a feeling she will take over the maintenance on them anyways
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:03 PM   #40
 
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i find live plants to be such a wonderful addition <3 of course because I prefer to be low tech I stay away from the high light required plants and the ones that NEED CO2 and all that fancy stuff. it just brightens things up <3<3 My corys have even begun to clean my plants a bit. not as much as i wish they would (gunk gets stuck in them all thetime ESPECIALLY the hairgrass) and theres some stringy brown things on the stems and such that I feel are diatoms? I heard ts really common in new aquariums and once their 'food source' is deminished they go away, but I'm pretty sure that's what it is. it irks me a bit cus it makes my plants look a bit icky, but h well. I get a bit on my sand too but thats easily vacuumed up.
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