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Old 07-09-2013, 01:24 PM   #1
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Help....my tank has been great for the last 6 weeks. All of my water parameters are perfect.

I purchased a Dwarf Guarami a month ago along with 2 more Corydoras. Found my gourami dead last week, now my female platys have all died since and one Cory.

My black skirt tetras are the only fish that seem to be thriving and show no signs of sickness.

Any ideas of what could be happening?
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:04 PM   #2
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Maybe a disease was introduced? I'm guessing the fish weren't quarantined? Any of the current fish showing symptoms?
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Only the platys and Cory's. my tetras are fine. Where should I start working on my problem? Any advice is appreciated.
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Did they look sick b4 they died? Your not providing enough information for a good answer.
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What exactly are your parameters?
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:12 AM   #6
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Nitrites - 0 ppm

Ammonia - 0 ppm

Nitrates - 20 ppm which I do a PWC at 20

PH - 7.8

Using the master test kit not strips.

The Platys I have lost. They began turning a dark slimy orange and were staying at the top of the tank at the water line and would go to the bottom of the tank before they would die.

I believe it was caused by the Gourami that I lost first. The fish I purchased with him are the ones that died. I did not have a quarantine tank. I am purchasing one this week and will cycle it before I purchase any more fish.

The only fish that have survived and do not look I'll are my black skirt tetras and two neon glo tetras. Along with 3 of my Cory's

I haven't a clue if the Gourami illness has infected my tank, if so would my tetras get it too? This has been going on for a month now.
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Nitrites - 0 ppm

Ammonia - 0 ppm

Nitrates - 20 ppm which I do a PWC at 20

PH - 7.8

Using the master test kit not strips.

The Platys I have lost. They began turning a dark slimy orange and were staying at the top of the tank at the water line and would go to the bottom of the tank before they would die.

I believe it was caused by the Gourami that I lost first. The fish I purchased with him are the ones that died. I did not have a quarantine tank. I am purchasing one this week and will cycle it before I purchase any more fish.

The only fish that have survived and do not look I'll are my black skirt tetras and two neon glo tetras. Along with 3 of my Cory's

I haven't a clue if the Gourami illness has infected my tank, if so would my tetras get it too? This has been going on for a month now.
I believe the Gourami illness only affects their own species.
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