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Old 09-17-2011, 11:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy Had my first fish die. Help? What did I do wrong):

okay guys I'm feeling so sad when I saw my gourami pecking at my dead fish at the bottom of my tank. And no, my gourami didn't kill it, my gourami is rather shy and hides a lot. Okay so I've been doing daily 25% water changes. My ammonia hasn't been past 0.25 ppm which is where it's at right now. It's been that amount now for a few days. My nitrate and nitrite are both at 0 which is where they've been since I've had the tank up and running. My PH is around 7.8 I do have live bamboo in there and a live java fern and also a few live plant bulbs in the tank. I've been feeding my fish only once daily. The fish that died was one of my platys which I though were hardy fish. Any advice of where or what I did wrong? Thanks!
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oh and water temp is 79 degrees except when I do water changes then it drops to 77 or so.
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Shouldnt there be no ammonia? Just try some pwc's so your other fish are okay. How old was the platy?
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I'm not sure how old the platy was. Just got him about 10 days ago from a petstore. I do daily water changes and it doesn't change my ammonia because my tank is still cycling.
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Could be a bad one? And how many fish are in there? It must be in the middle of cycling if u still have dome ammonia
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:46 PM   #6
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okay guys I'm feeling so sad when I saw my gourami pecking at my dead fish at the bottom of my tank. And no, my gourami didn't kill it, my gourami is rather shy and hides a lot. Okay so I've been doing daily 25% water changes. :
Every day water change? seems to me your playing to much with your water. Stability is VERY important . Stress mean deaf.
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I heard to do daily water changes when cycling your tank?
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If your doing a fish in cycle you have to change your water daily to keep ammonia down. And if you change it once a day from the same water sorce the the ph hardness etc. will be the same.
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They wont help much. It naturally must do its own thing
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:54 PM   #10
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You doing cycling and your fish in it? that's Harsh . But i do think that's why it dyed . To stressful.
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