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Old 02-12-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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Glofish died

Hii. Okay so I'm sort of new to all of this and I've done so much research and I'm just overwhelmed and I keep going in circles. I need straight answers. Two days ago all of my glofish (i had 6) were doing fine and being active then I wake up yesterday morning and one is stuck to the filter on the brink of death (died in hospital tank a few hours later). Now all of my other glofish (5 now) are swimming around alone or hiding in different corners. My tank just got done cycling 4 days ago and my numbers are now (and have been for 4 days) are AM. 0; Ni. 0 Na. 20. I did a fish in cycle. I just have the glofish in a 10 gallon so I know it's not over stocked. Why did that one fish die and why are the others seeming lost now? Help please!
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:51 PM   #2
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Whoa, even 1 goldfish in a 10 gallon is a stretch. They are very dirty fish. You want to change a bunch of the water (probably half) to get your nitrates back down. They aren't as lethal as nitrites and ammonia, but some fish are sensitive to them anyways and they will cause problems over time (just not an instant kill/burn as ammonia can).
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:05 PM   #3
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She said glofish not goldfish ha.

My experience with them is they are very poorly bred because they are clearly inbred and not cared about by sellers (generally) so you get bad stock. Just keep checking parameters and hope the others are good! Goodluck! They are pretty fish..
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Hah, total misread! Was wondering how someone would think 6 goldfish in a 10 gallon wasn't overstocked
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:49 AM   #5
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Unfortunately I know people who still think 1in=1gal regardless of fish type
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:19 AM   #6
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Did you cycle with the glofish?
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:41 AM   #7
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That's a good question I didn't realize she said done cycling 4 days ago but glofish fine 2 days ago. How long have you had the fish? I'd be surprised if they all survived cycling
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Yes I cycled with the glofish. They all made it through the cycle which took about 2 months I kept up on pwcs and they all did good until 2 days after it cycled and then the one died now 4 of them are swimming around like usual but one of them is still hiding and swimming around at the bottom sometimes moving up a little higher to chase the others off.
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They're not exactly considered hardy and cycling takes a toll on fish. I'm sorry that you're having such a tough time.
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Hmm. Sometimes fish die if it was more than one I'd be concerned. Test your Waterfor a few days then add another fish or two. I think one is upset because they need 6+ to school properly just IMO. I had one act like that when I only had 4 glofish but after adding some it worked
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