Originally Posted by cmor1701d
You can add some more to the lone survivor. A lot depends on how they were caught too. If they were cyanide caught, 1-2 weeks would be expected before they died in your tank.
Do you have PVC
pieces or other hiding spots for the fish in QT. Are you checking the water parameters in the QT at least daily for pH, SG
, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate?
Are you doing PWC
's a couple of times/week in the QT.
Those things may help. Another source for fish may also help. I have one lfs
whose fish I trust (never had one die other than carpet surfing). Another lfs
I have not had a single fish (out of 4-5) survive.
well yeah, i do PWC
's at least 2 times a week for the qt, and i check ammonia constantly. I don't check nitrates as much because i check ammonia so much that i'm not worried about the nitrates building up especially with all the pwc
's. I check sg
and ph too, but again, with all the PWC
's, i've yet to have a time where SG
and PH were off. And yes, i have PVC
piping for them to hid in.
I don't understand why 5 can die. The 6th one seems to be doing great. He swims around very happily as opposed to the others that would hide in wierd spots.
I have this suspicion that it's my power filter that's the problem. It's just a little whisper power filter with small GAC
pads that i use in it. But i'm wondering if those are killing off the fish. I don't know why they would but it's the only thing i can think of right now. The tank is always at 79-80 degrees too.
It's really frustrating when you do everything right and yet your fish die off like the plague