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Old 07-09-2012, 03:39 AM   #1
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My red wag plattie just die in front of me !!!!!!!

He started swimming upside down and doing spirals
Until he just die , now I have another one just swimming weird and staying at the bottom not moving his alive but not swimming ? Please
Help me tell me what's wrong !!
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:21 AM   #2
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Do you have a test kit? If so test the water and post your results. Do a water change also. What size tank and what tank mates? Any other symptoms? How olds the tank?
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:46 AM   #3
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Hey

I went to pet smart to check my water
And the guy was like wow your nitrate and nitrite are
Really high it's in the danger zone so he told me to buy
Zyme stress . My tank is like 2 weeks old and I just have platties
,2guppies one rainbow shark , one gourami , and 2 sucker fish
It's a 55 gallon , now my rainbow shark an another plattie is actin strange
Their both facing up. Their tail looks like its weighing down
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:05 AM   #4
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Sounds like another uncycled tank due to the wonderful advice given from the lfs
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Do a big water change asap with temperature matched water and a water dechlorinator such as prime or api water conditioner
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:06 AM   #5
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What's ifs and in sorry I'm new to this
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:08 AM   #6
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What's ifs and in sorry I'm new to this
Sorry, lfs is local fish store. They are notorious for giving bad advice. I edited my post a couple times, idk if you saw that
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:11 AM   #7
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Lol yeah it's true.you sound like a expert , what should I do about
High nitrite and nitrate, please help me I love fish and I don't want them dead
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Lol yeah it's true.you sound like a expert , what should I do about
High nitrite and nitrate, please help me I love fish and I don't want them dead
Like I said in my original post, do a water change and read the article I posted, because you are now doing a fish-in cycle. That article will give you the info you need. Oh, also, you need to purchase your very own test kit. The api master test kit is the way to go.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:18 AM   #9
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Ok thanks that's what I was thinking but I ask let's art wanna be expert
And they said changing my water will kill them all and he was like don't do it just let it cycle
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Ok thanks that's what I was thinking but I ask let's art wanna be expert
And they said changing my water will kill them all and he was like don't do it just let it cycle
Completely the opposite. Changing the water is what will keep the fish alive. During a fish-in cycle, you will have to do lots and lots of water changes, probably daily or twice daily. Or else all of your fish will die from ammonia or nitrite poisoning. I've learned firsthand not to trust most lfs employees.
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