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Old 01-25-2014, 08:50 PM   #1
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HELP!! Fish dying!

I don't know what's happening this tank has been up and running for 2 yrs then boom change my substrate and my fish start dying. Click image for larger version

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They have white things all over there body, any info appreciated thanks
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:17 PM   #2
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White things are sometimes an indication on ich. Has their behavior changed? Any scratching against things?
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:19 PM   #3
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No scratching that I've noticed but the substrate change concerns me, I'm using black diamond sand blasting sand. I asked before and everyone said its ok but now the fish are acting odd. What's your take?
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Many have used that sand without issue, hard to believe its just a coincindence though.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:37 PM   #5
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Well gonna go get a API kit tomorrow so ill see what issue is thanks tho
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:39 PM   #6
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Changing your substrate probably cause a cycle and your parameters are out of whack.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:51 PM   #7
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Could be that's what I was thinking but see some fish are ok, others dead idk why or how but the API should tell me
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It looks like ick too me the parasite could have been under your previous substrate and when you replaced it you may have released it just a theory anyway...... However it still looks like ick
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Ok I'm with you but another theory could be my heater malfunctioned and raised ten to 90 could this kill the fish off?
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They say 86 kills the parasite and you could do a salt treatment with the heat
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