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Old 11-15-2012, 11:28 PM   #11
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This is ich ...


Fish lose color when they are stressed. The chemicals you put in may have stressed them. I'm also new to this... Only had my tank 4.5 months
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:00 AM   #12
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My ammonia is through the roof, the API Ammonia Test Kit is 8.0 range. I thought adding the chemicals would help, but it's screwed up my water parameters.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:05 AM   #13
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My ammonia is through the roof, the API Ammonia Test Kit is 8.0 range. I thought adding the chemicals would help, but it's screwed up my water parameters.
That's your problem... Ammonia will kill them quick...
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:06 AM   #14
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That's your problem... Ammonia will kill them quick...
Do a 50% water change or even a 75% if your fish isn't in it
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:30 AM   #15
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Ammonia and nitrates are best help by large PWC. stay away from chemicals.. Clean fresh water is the key. You see it in your fish. Happy and full of color..
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I just finished a 50% water change. I feel horrible. I know they've got to be miserable.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:59 AM   #17
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I just finished a 50% water change. I feel horrible. I know they've got to be miserable.
Keep changing water till ur ammonia is back to zero or AT LEAST .25

What's the stats? Tank size? How many fish? When did u add the chems? Sound like ur recycling... Somehow u nuked ur bb is what I'm thinking and ammo has been building since then...
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My fish are looking MUCH better after last night's 50% WC. The color is coming slowly coming back. I'm about to change out some more water.
@Andrews: The only test kit I have right now is the Ammonia. Money is tight, and the test kits to check all the parameters are rather expensive.
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My fish are looking MUCH better after last night's 50% WC. The color is coming slowly coming back. I'm about to change out some more water.
@Andrews: The only test kit I have right now is the Ammonia. Money is tight, and the test kits to check all the parameters are rather expensive.
Totally understand! If u order a kit online I can usually find them at about 1/2 the price they sell em for at the LFS

If I were u I would keep changing water. If u change 50% that brings ammonia down by 1/2 so if its at 8 that brings it to 4 and so on with every 50% wc...

Good luck & keep is posted!
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Yeah, just finished the second 50% WC. The algaecide must have wiped out all of BB for the ammonia to get that high. It's burned their fins and I their sides are red where I guess it burned their scales off. I feel so horrible. I've been using my gravel vac weekly, so it had to be the chems.
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