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Old 08-18-2017, 10:52 AM   #1
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Fish are dying!

In the last 2 weeks I've lost 2 fish! I currently have a 10 gal fully cycled and I run 30% water changes around once a week there tanks mates are 2 neon tetras dwarf gourami(not aggressive) and a German blue ram but he was one that died and so was the neon tetra the water is fine and I can't seem to fine anything I'm doing wrong but obviously 2 fish lost in 2 weeks is a problem!
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:57 AM   #2
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The two deceased fish are relatively fragile ones who are very particular regarding water conditions. You will probably have better luck with rams by adding a small piece of Malaysian driftwood and attach an anubius plant or java fern to it. The wood will stain the water a little and condition it more to the rams and neons liking. The plants will provide additional cover for the fish to hide and help filter the water by consuming excess nutrients. I've kept GBR's and Bolivians using this method. Hope this helps.
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The two deceased fish are relatively fragile ones who are very particular regarding water conditions. You will probably have better luck with rams by adding a small piece of Malaysian driftwood and attach an anubius plant or java fern to it. The wood will stain the water a little and condition it more to the rams and neons liking. The plants will provide additional cover for the fish to hide and help filter the water by consuming excess nutrients. I've kept GBR's and Bolivians using this method. Hope this helps.

Another problem I checked my other neon tetra and he had fin Rot something's wrong
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Fin rot is usually associated with deteriorating water conditions. If your tank has truly cycled
And you are conducting your weekly tank maintenance WC' s then your tank is probably okay. As noted, neon and GBR's are sensitive fish. Both do better in slightly acidic soft water. The rams are more tolorent. Most aren't lucky enough to have that type of water. That is why I suggested driftwood. It will lower the ph and cause a your water to turn slightly tea colored. It seems that a lot of members experience their neon tetras losing fins. I believe water quality is the usual cause agent. Hang in there.
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Fin rot is usually associated with deteriorating water conditions. If your tank has truly cycled

And you are conducting your weekly tank maintenance WC' s then your tank is probably okay. As noted, neon and GBR's are sensitive fish. Both do better in slightly acidic soft water. The rams are more tolorent. Most aren't lucky enough to have that type of water. That is why I suggested driftwood. It will lower the ph and cause a your water to turn slightly tea colored. It seems that a lot of members experience their neon tetras losing fins. I believe water quality is the usual cause agent. Hang in there.


Thanks and yea there are newer fish and could have had small traces of it from when I picked them up from the store I got a refund though so all is well! Thanks for the responses
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