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post #1 of 8 Old 01-24-2009, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Urgent Help Tiger Barbs :/

Today i woke up, went downstairs and found one of my tiger barbs had sadly died, I looked at it as that's a bummer, i'll test the water until i saw another tiger barb gasping for air atleast i think (skimming the surface of the water and really quick gill movements)

details: i added some "beneficial bacteria" last night (tablet form, only thing this place had)

any help is greatly apreciated, thanks.

almost 0 ammonia down from about .50 so im going right now to test nitrites.

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-24-2009, 11:22 AM
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Check your nitrates as well. I am not familiar with any tablet form bacteria. What is the name of the product you used?
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-24-2009, 11:24 AM
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i strongly feel its anaerobic bacteria. Causing the problem.
Good luck man.
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-24-2009, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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Check your nitrates as well. I am not familiar with any tablet form bacteria. What is the name of the product you used?
Jugle Water Safe "Plus Beneficial Bacteria"

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost
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Check your nitrates as well. I am not familiar with any tablet form bacteria. What is the name of the product you used?
My Nitrites are at 0 :/ it seems as though it was more of an ammo lock ffs but it said it had beneficial bacteria to quickly set up a biological filter.

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost
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post #6 of 8 Old 01-24-2009, 01:24 PM
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Tiger Barbs are a little Nitrite sensitive. The behavior you describe is typical of Nitrite stress because Nitrite inhibits the fish's ability to utilize oxygen within its blood stream. The fish will gasp at the surface and have labored breathing.

I would suggest doing a partial water change, but not disrupting the gravel bed or filter.
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-24-2009, 01:29 PM
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Water sounds ok. I read up on your tablets. I dont know! Did you do a water change and use the tablets to condition the water? The water test readings sound fine, makes me think the tablets caused something. Maybe try a 25% water change and use your regular water treatment, see if they act any better.
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-25-2009, 11:38 AM
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i strongly feel its anaerobic bacteria. Causing the problem.
Good luck man.

Why? Do you have sand?

And just before you laid dead weight upon its shores, I stung you in the face for that's the nature of my core.
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