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Old 09-07-2003, 12:06 AM   #1
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New Aquarium All fish died

I have a new 55 gal aquarium. I added Cycle bacteria, and chemicals to eliminate chlorine and ammonia.

I brought home 4 damsels, and 1 foxface, which I acclimated by having placing the bag I brought them home in the tank for about 1 hour.

Within an hour after placing them in my aquarium, they all died.

Any ideas on what caused this and what my next step should be?
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Old 09-07-2003, 02:00 AM   #2
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Hiya edison9114 and welcome.

Wow. Sorry to hear about your fish; that sucks.

*stops and thinks*

Damsels and a Foxface? These are salt water fish! Am I correct in assuming they went into an uncycled fresh water tank? If so, that pretty much would explain what happened. Saltwater fish can NOT survive in freshwater. I strongly suggest you post in the saltwater beginner forums to get some information on how to set up and start a saltwater tank properly if these are the type of fish you are interested in.
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*shakes head and sighs*

note: moved to saltware getting started forum.
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Thanx!

That would indeed explain it.......Thanx!
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Old 09-08-2003, 12:42 PM   #6
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Holy @$#%$&. Sorry for the losses.
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Old 09-08-2003, 01:20 PM   #7
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edison, to keep this from happening again, come up with a plan of attack for what you want your tank to be and how you think you should go about it, and share that plan with us before you do anything else.

We would be happy to help you take a second try at SW and hopefully make it a much more successful attempt and, more importantly, not kill any more fish.
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To this day, i'm still boggled by those who can't figure out the difference between freshwater and saltwater. Oh well, it's only fish, right?
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To this day, i'm still boggled by those who can't figure out the difference between freshwater and saltwater. Oh well, it's only fish, right?
It's "only fish"?? I don't know about you but I"d be pretty upset if all the hard work I put into taking care of my tank and its inhabitants were not enough and I lost one or more of them. The fish have a right to live, too. If someone is not willing to put in the time and effort of caring for them, they should leave them at the pet store.
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Sarcasm...

Why do I find it ironic that your screen name is "Edison"? With all due respect, if you could not tell the difference between salt and freshwater fish, and no clue as to the care and environment required by either, you have no business in this hobby...period. I cannot even play off the "I am a newbie" for this one...... poor fish


Mutz,

I am pretty sure fishguy was being sarcastic in that statement...hence the upset smiley.
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