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Old 12-06-2012, 01:49 AM   #1
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Sadness :( :( :(

It's when I thought I had this fish thing down I lost one of my orinoco plecos. I loved him dearly. Not sure what happened my water parameters are nitrite 0, nitrate 5-10 mg, ammonia .25 mg, ph 7.5. These levels are a bit upsetting because I just did a wc and I like everything to be at 0 besides ph of course. I did notice some of my danios fins were slightly tattered. I don't know if I'm just grasping at straws to figure out what went wrong but I think I see very tiny white spots. I have no experience with ick but this event is just very strange. Is a level of .25 ammonia enough to kill a fish? If it was ick wouldn't the signs be more noticeable? I'm fearing for all my little ones now I will post a few picks of my late pleco.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:10 AM   #2
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The first 3 are after he died and the last one is while he was still in the tank and I noticed he was suffering. In the last pic you can see some white spots on his side is this ick?
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:12 AM   #3
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Here is one of the danios with tattered fins. It's hard to see in the pics but there are also some spots or fungus on the tail I believe.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:42 AM   #4
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Do some more water changes until your ammonia is zero. If your ammonia was at .25 after your water change then it was higher before wc. I couldn't see any ick from picture. How long have you had your tank set up? Did you recently change your filter media?
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:43 PM   #5
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I recently washed the filter media in tank water my tank has been setup for nearly a year
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:00 PM   #6
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Do you vacuum the gravel? Maybe there is a clump of uneaten food decaying somewhere releasing ammonia?
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:45 PM   #7
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Maybe some dead plants too are all your fish accounted for?
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:58 PM   #8
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So sorry he was a very cool looking fish
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:04 PM   #9
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I had a tiny danio just a juvenile he's missing, no dead plants, I gravel vac every 7-10 days I don't see any food but you never know, thanks angel lover I'm very sad he was also an expensive little bugger $ 56.00! So everyone thinks its an ammonia issue? Not ick? As I said before I don't have any experience with ick but I feel if a fish was going to die from it i would have noticed more spots. Some fish also appear to be flashing.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:07 PM   #10
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One of my fish also has a hole in its side, what the hell is going on in my tank!!!!!! How can things go from perfect to nuts in the short amount of time!!!! Ahhh
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