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Old 04-21-2014, 12:17 AM   #1
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Exclamation Lost Several Fish Heads Turn RED!

So I moved out two weeks ago and in the process my tank stand got broken. I have been setting up my new place since then while my tank was moved from a 20 gallon to a 10 gallon set up temporarily at my girlfriends place. I only had a few fish as two died just before the move.

Anyways 3 fish small danios have died this week and two of them today, previously was my Dwarf Gourami. I noticed that their faces are getting blood red like they are having brain aneurysms. IDK what to do I was headed to my girlfriends place to move them tonight then she found two more dead, and noticed that all of their heads looked bloody red. It shouldnt be ammonia poisoning as there was only a few fish in the tank 4 danios all under or just a above a half inch, a platy, and a dwarf goruami. now its just 1 danio and 1 platy.

What can be done or is my tank doomed?
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:25 AM   #2
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Have you checked your water parameters or used your 20G filter on your 10? What about your aeration and beneficial bacteria in the new tank?

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Old 04-21-2014, 09:55 PM   #3
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Have you checked your water parameters or used your 20G filter on your 10? What about your aeration and beneficial bacteria in the new tank?

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I have two filters on the 10 that were on my 20 both meant for 30 gallon tanks, Its over kill and the tanks were established. Haven't been able to look at the parameters.
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Did you move the filters over right away so the bacteria didn't die?

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Did you move the filters over right away so the bacteria didn't die?

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yes i was very careful about that.
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Is there any chance something got into your tank? Household sprays? Or was the tank previously cleaned with something? I would up the pwc with dechlorinated water and see if this helps. How's your fish now?

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Hmm. I read that ammonia poisoning can cause them to have an internal hemmoraging like reaction. And red or purplish striping along their gills. I wonder if that didn't happen to them. Were you able to check the water? How are the rest of them?

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During the move, if your substrate got disturbed at all, anaerobic bacteria would have been exposed to oxygenated water. A huge die off would have been likely causing an ammonia spike.
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