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post #1 of 20 Old 10-28-2008, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Zebra danios dying

I had 4 zebra danios that cycled my tank. They are dying one by one. They stop eating till they are super skinny. Then they die.

I had 4 now i have 2 .

water parameters seem fine. Could it be that my Bolivian Ram is stressing them?

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post #2 of 20 Old 10-29-2008, 07:39 PM
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What size is this tank? If you certainly used them to cycle the tank, then they are bound not to last due to the permanent damage subjected to them from the presence of ammonia and nitrites. Sorry to hear that.
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post #3 of 20 Old 10-29-2008, 07:56 PM
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Sounds like it may be internal parasites...
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post #4 of 20 Old 10-30-2008, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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What size is this tank? If you certainly used them to cycle the tank, then they are bound not to last due to the permanent damage subjected to them from the presence of ammonia and nitrites. Sorry to hear that.
I hope this is the case. My tank is a 29g. I cycled it for like a 6 to 8 weeks with the zebra. After everything was stable i bought the bolivian ram

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Sounds like it may be internal parasites...
Think it can affect my Ram? There is another zebra getting skinnier . When i feed my fish he goes up to the food real fast but doesn't open his mouth . The other left zebra eats well and so does my Bolivian Ram

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post #5 of 20 Old 10-30-2008, 04:04 PM
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I used the same group of zebra danios to cycle...four or five different tanks? I didn't lose a single fish, and the first tank I cycled with these exact danios was well before I really knew what I was doing so who knows how much ammonia and nitrite they were exposed to. If I had to guess, I would say there's something else going on, and internal parasites seem like a likely offender to me.

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post #6 of 20 Old 10-30-2008, 04:15 PM
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hmmm i think i would agree with the others too.
sorry for your losses.
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post #7 of 20 Old 10-31-2008, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah . Their gills are getting a little red I think.

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post #8 of 20 Old 11-01-2008, 05:38 AM
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can you post the exact results please.
is there any amonia in the results. ?
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post #9 of 20 Old 11-01-2008, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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I ran out of strip tests... I mailed ordered a 5 liquid test kit . But I do have a separate liquid test kit for ammonia and ph.

Right now it looks like its between .25 or .50 . I understand that this is unsafe for the fish right? So ive added some prime .

I just did a wc yesterday. Should I do another?

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1 Bolivian Ram

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post #10 of 20 Old 11-01-2008, 07:25 PM
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hi
yes i would do another water change,adding dechlorinator too.
have you cleaned your filter at all ?and if you have how did you do it
please.
would it be possible for you to fill a container(cup)with your tap water
and test that,then leave the water in the cup over night then test it again,and let us know
your findings.
in a cycled tank you shouldn't have amonia,nitrites,
just a show of nitrAtes.
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