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Old 01-08-2012, 11:10 PM   #1
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Albino zebra died :(

He died right when I transferred him to sick tank ( 5G) he was doing sick flips and removed him added salt turned heat up got ph ready to increase but by then he was a floater. RIP snow!
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:13 PM   #2
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Sorry for your loss!

Do you have any idea what happened?
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Sorry for your loss. It could have been bad stock. What are your tank readings? You need to rule out a problem.
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Sorry for your loss. It could have been bad stock. What are your tank readings? You need to rule out a problem.
When I saw he was doing weird flips I put prime,aquarium salt , stress coat-stress zymes all in because I panicked. That messed up my levels because i tested not to long ago had had some ammonia and stuff so I put prime in. 3 yellow labs were in the tank with it along with albino bristlenose. Added clay pot 1 day made weird crackle when I put it in though. Got another 55G for blood parrots btw!!
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When I saw he was doing weird flips I put prime,aquarium salt , stress coat-stress zymes all in because I panicked. That messed up my levels because i tested not to long ago had had some ammonia and stuff so I put prime in. 3 yellow labs were in the tank with it along with albino bristlenose. Added clay pot 1 day made weird crackle when I put it in though.
You shouldn't just dump everything you have in the tank when something goes wrong. You have a test kit so you know what your numbers are. Water changes are needed to bring ammonia down not a bunch of chemicals. How fast did you add the salt? Don't just dump a full dose straight into the tank either. That can kill fish or at the very least stress them.

Is the tank cycling???
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You shouldn't just dump everything you have in the tank when something goes wrong. You have a test kit so you know what your numbers are. Water changes are needed to bring ammonia down not a bunch of chemicals. How fast did you add the salt? Don't just dump a full dose straight into the tank either. That can kill fish or at the very least stress them.

Is the tank cycling???
Like I said I panicked at first I thought he was showing off -_- I had tablespoons to add the salt and added it pretty quickly without spilling the salt anywhere but on the tank . Where I put the salt they were on the opposite side because their castles over there. It finished it's cycle 3-4 days ago though . Haven't don't water change yet ( maybe tomorrow ) everything is running in the tank though.
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Sorry you lost your fish...
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I really would do a large PWC ASAP to remove some of everything you just added. Fish don't appreciate fast change in their conditions at all. If your going to add salt add a little bit at a time over 1-2 days predissolved in a container of tank water.
Id test your water ASAP as well.
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I really would do a large PWC ASAP to remove some of everything you just added. Fish don't appreciate fast change in their conditions at all. If your going to add salt add a little bit at a time over 1-2 days predissolved in a container of tank water.
Id test your water ASAP as well.
Ok I will test it soon I also added ph 8.2 because I thought PH could of killed him. Guess I will do PWC tomorrow early morning.
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Ok I will test it soon I also added ph 8.2 because I thought PH could of killed him. Guess I will do PWC tomorrow early morning.
Oh Fishie! That wouldn't have helped at all! huge pH swings can kill fish.
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Oh Fishie! That wouldn't have helped at all! huge pH swings can kill fish.
Oh great I don't want more fish to die !!! How long will it take till they are floaters?
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Oh great I don't want more fish to die !!!
Then stop adding all those products. All you need is something that neutralizes chlorine and chloramine. Nothing else. If you test and see ammonia or nitrite or nitrate is over 20ppm do a water change.
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Oh great I don't want more fish to die !!! How long will it take till they are floaters?
The others won't be floaters. Give them some clean water
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Then stop adding all those products. All you need is something that neutralizes chlorine and chloramine. Nothing else. If you test and see ammonia or nitrite or nitrate is over 20ppm do a water change.
Oh ok I might just get busy right now on my PWC I dont want any floaters!!
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