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Old 12-05-2009, 12:43 PM   #1
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Tropical fish dying

Hi.
One of my fish die roughly every 10 days
I have a 360 litre tank with nitrate, nitrite and ammonia at 0.0 and PH 8.3 temp 26 (in green band) - this shows as normal for all of them
I have two filter systems - orignal jewel system and a EHMI system.
I have tried varoius frequencies of carrying out water changes about 80 litres every week or fornight.
I change the filters as recommended
I do have plants so weekely add plant food
I feed them once a day 6 times a week
Why is this happening?
Also another question, I recently when I saw a few ill, tried adding salt. Is this ok?

Can anyone help me - I am a newbie!
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:55 PM   #2
 
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specifically what kind of fish do you have?? and how long has the tank been set up?
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Old 12-05-2009, 02:37 PM   #3
 
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specifically what kind of fish do you have?? and how long has the tank been set up?
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when you say you change filters out what do you mean? do you change out the media in both at the same time?

Do you clean your media?
How do you clean it step by step be very specific

how often do you test water?

When do you test water?

how much salt do you add?

how often?

What chemicals are in use?

How often?

How do you know your fish are ill what are symptoms?
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:08 PM   #4
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specifically what kind of fish do you have?? and how long has the tank been set up?
I have rosy barbs, tiger barbs, yellow barbs , (not at home so can do list next time i am home) lots of barbs, two cat fish and few small sanils.
Tank been around for a round 1 year and I change the white filter fornightly, carbon one 8 weeks and others every few months. I clean the filters in the dirty water from the tank (pumped into a bucket). I only shake and rinse the media in the container it stays in

Does this help?
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:52 AM   #5
 
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what would be some descriptive things about the sick fish?

(sorry for the late response)
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:32 PM   #6
 
I looked up in my book and see that the barbs you have like acidic water. and you have more alkaline water. They like the water to be 6.5-7 ph. you have at least one whole unit higher than they like. This could cause some stress. Not saying it is for sure the problem but it is something you could keep in mind.
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