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Old 02-24-2014, 02:24 PM   #1
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Hemorrhagic Septicemia Advise Please!

I have a 60 gallon tank with an aqueon quietflow 55/75 filter. I have had the tank for nearly two months with no problems. I do 25% water changes every week. I get my water tested at petsmart each week so I can add fish. Untill about a week ago my water was testing perfectly.
I have 5 Black Skirt and 3 Gold Skirt Tetras, 5 Bleeding Heart Tetras, 7 Black Kuhli Loaches, and 5 Julii Corydoras.

About two weeks ago, I purchased a Bleeding Heart that I beleive was already infected with Hemorrhagic Septicemia as it showed symptoms the very next day. I didn't know what was wrong with it at the time but it was acting sickly so I broght it back to the petsmart and they told me it had hemorrhagic septicemia. The woman at the store said it probably was an isolated case. They said I could exchange it and they would treat it in a seprate tank. She said my water was good, just my ph was a little high but still ok. They didn't have any Bleeding Hearts in stock so I got 3 Julii Corydoras.

Last week one of my Corys was missing. I was hoping he was just a really good hider but when I did my water change I found it dead wedged behind one of my heaters. I felt so bad. I wasn't sure if he died and then got stuck there or if he got stuck there and then cooked. I didn't think it was related to the same problem so I exchanged it and got 4 Corys to complete my school.

Yesterday another Cory died of hemorrhagic septicemia. I took it back to petsmart and told them how this is the second, possibly third, fish that had this in my tank and if I need to worry about all my fish getting it. The woman said that it is probably my water that is causing it. She said since I have well water that it probably has a lot of things in it that they cannot test for. She also said my PH is high. It is a PH of 8. It used to be around 7 -7.5.

Does anyone have any experience in this? I have soft well water but I have a filter system under my house for my tap water.

And why is my ph higher than before? I bought a piece of drift wood to help lower it. I am letting it soak for a few days before I put it in my tank though.

Would any of this have to do with my fish getting sick. Could it be just an outbreak at the petsmart? Should I worry about my other fish and medicate the whole tank? Any advise would be great! Thank you!
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