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post #1 of 3 Old 01-22-2018, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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My 9 Month old beautiful Angelfish gone

Within 24 hours both of them gone, they were so healthy. I went out and bot the deluxe test and the ammonia showed .25 the nitrate and nitrites were 0 and 0. Before I was just using strips.

The ph was at 7.6. I did a 25% water change last night. Used stress zyme. Ammo lock and stress coat to lower the ammonia after I lost first angel yesterday.

The water was low and I added a 2 gallons of treated water to tank raise it back up, on Friday. I have been doing this weekly for nine months. We keep the tank at 80 so it evaporates Quickly. Then I woke up on Sunday and my largest angel was acting strange and was gone within the hour.


The other Angel seemed to be ok yesterday but today swimming on the top like in a daze. I told my son I didnt think she was going to make it. He said goodbye I walk him to the bus stop, (5mins) went back to Check and she did nose dive from the top to the bottom and she was gone. It was like she was waiting for us to wake up to say goodbye.

I just tested the ammonia and nitrate and nitrites are at 0 but my ph just got higher. The blue showing up is not even on my color chart. I did ph high test and its at 7.8 to 8

I read the ph down is really bad for the fish. What do I do? I only have a baby angel, a mean gourami (that will probably survive anything) and two Cory cats left in my 37 gallon tank?????

The only thing I can think of that could if changed is that my water company added more chemicals to our water, everything was just fine until now.

This is so heartbreaking

I guess I just learned the hard way that I have start testing the water Iím adding to the tank. Itís the only thing I can think of. I tested it straight out of the tap and my ph is extremely high dark purple on the ph high test and ammonia is at .25.

Any suggestions on how to regulate the water better for tank changes. Should I pretreat water a week before in 5 gallon buckets before changing the water? So it has time to sit?
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post #2 of 3 Old 01-24-2018, 05:19 PM
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Sorry to hear.


You might take a look at the methods in the link in my signature. Just my way of maintaining a tank.




FWIW I do not believe in or use chemicals for ammonia. The do lock up the ammonia but also reduce oxygen and the locked ammonia still tests positive in most test kits like the api kit. the seachem ammonia multi test does test for both types and the ammo dot only reacts to the dangerous free ammonia.


my .02

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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post #3 of 3 Old 02-04-2018, 10:42 AM
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Hello Shauna 5183:

I am sorry you lost your angelfish.

Your tap water ph is high. That suggests your water hardness may be high as well. This is not ideal for angelfish. They usually prefer water with lower ph and hardness.

What type of filter do you use? Have you done any maintenance on the filter that might have disrupted the nitrogen cycle in your tank? Does your filter aerate your water well?

Since your tap water seems to have ammonia in it, I would recommend that you use the water conditioner Prime to treat it instead of Ammo Lock or Stress Coat.

Because you have a high ph (and possibly high hardness) in your water, you might want to consider adding some species that tolerate those water conditions well. Some rainbowfish, the livebearers like platies and swordtails, and some African cichlids do well in water that is very hard and alkaline.

-Yorg

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Within 24 hours both of them gone, they were so healthy. I went out and bot the deluxe test and the ammonia showed .25 the nitrate and nitrites were 0 and 0. Before I was just using strips.

The ph was at 7.6. I did a 25% water change last night. Used stress zyme. Ammo lock and stress coat to lower the ammonia after I lost first angel yesterday.

The water was low and I added a 2 gallons of treated water to tank raise it back up, on Friday. I have been doing this weekly for nine months. We keep the tank at 80 so it evaporates Quickly. Then I woke up on Sunday and my largest angel was acting strange and was gone within the hour.


The other Angel seemed to be ok yesterday but today swimming on the top like in a daze. I told my son I didnt think she was going to make it. He said goodbye I walk him to the bus stop, (5mins) went back to Check and she did nose dive from the top to the bottom and she was gone. It was like she was waiting for us to wake up to say goodbye.

I just tested the ammonia and nitrate and nitrites are at 0 but my ph just got higher. The blue showing up is not even on my color chart. I did ph high test and its at 7.8 to 8

I read the ph down is really bad for the fish. What do I do? I only have a baby angel, a mean gourami (that will probably survive anything) and two Cory cats left in my 37 gallon tank?????

The only thing I can think of that could if changed is that my water company added more chemicals to our water, everything was just fine until now.

This is so heartbreaking

I guess I just learned the hard way that I have start testing the water Iím adding to the tank. Itís the only thing I can think of. I tested it straight out of the tap and my ph is extremely high dark purple on the ph high test and ammonia is at .25.

Any suggestions on how to regulate the water better for tank changes. Should I pretreat water a week before in 5 gallon buckets before changing the water? So it has time to sit?
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