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Old 10-01-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Unexpected sickness/deaths? Need help.

About a month ago my Foxface died. I never found out what the reason was. No cloudy eyes, spots, or parasites hanging on. He would hang at the bottom of the tank and not eat for like a week and a half. Now I've been noticing my chromis acting the exact same way!! I have no clue what the problem could be. Im 100% sure the water quality could not be the issue. If it was why wouldn't the other fish (2 other chromis and 2 clowns) act the same? He hasn't eaten for about a week now. The only thing I could think of that may have caused this problem is feeding them real garlic with their food. I wouldn't put the garlic away and just leave it in the cup, then the next day I would use the same garlic to soak the food in. Im afraid that if I buy another fish it will act the same, therefore I haven't bought anything for the past month now. Please any considerations or opinions are welcomed. Thanks!
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:22 AM   #2
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Any ideas anyone?
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:29 AM   #3
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Do u have a bully fish in there?
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Nope all peaceful. Im pretty sure it has to be something internal but not sure what. The fish kinda just acts like a dummy.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:34 AM   #5
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Hey guys, i have been telling my buddy jake that he needs to buy a test kit or AT LEAST test his water ever since his bicolor angel died 2 months ago. Now, i his water MAY be fine, but how the heck can you be 100 percent its fine if you have never tested it?!?

He is so stubbern he wont listen to me, so i need a few of you knowledgable members here to agree with me so jake will finally test his water.
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What do u mean by internal?
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:39 AM   #7
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Hey guys, i have been telling my buddy jake that he needs to buy a test kit or AT LEAST test his water ever since his bicolor angel died 2 months ago. Now, i his water MAY be fine, but how the heck can you be 100 percent its fine if you have never tested it?!?

He is so stubbern he wont listen to me, so i need a few of you knowledgable members here to agree with me so jake will finally test his water.
Lol jack. Ammonia/Nitrite would have killed all my fish already if that was the issue. But I promise you it will get tested and you'll b the first to know.
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What do u mean by internal?
I'm pretty sure something internally inside him is wrong. Same thing happened to my fox. I don't even think it could be parasites.. I'm just really confused what may be causing this "lazy" or "no appetite" in the fish.
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TEST YOUR WATER!!!!

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pend $30. on a test kit it's cheaper than all the fish you are loosing

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Old 10-02-2012, 12:43 AM   #10
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Jake, it is really important to test the params at least once a week. The reason y is because the more consistent everything is, the more everything flourishes. Salinity, temp, nitrates, ammonia, etc all of it effects growth and health. I do a water change every week and I still test the params every week.
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