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Old 09-28-2011, 01:42 AM   #1
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Why did my fish die??

Ok, so I have a tank with
1 corydora
3 glofish
1 three-spot gourami
And I xray fish.

My levels are great (my ph is a little bit high at 7.8 but have been putting ph decrease to lower). All of my fish look healthy and swim happily.

The x-ray fish (which we named spirit) was our newest fish. We have had it about a week. It was doing great. None of the fish were bothering it. It looked healthy and swam all around the tank. I got home tonight, and it was laying dead in one of my plants. Any ideas what could have happened?
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:50 AM   #2
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How big is the tank? What are the exact parameters?

My guess is that pH down your adding. Does more harm than good because not only does it cause sudden pH swings but also has toxic chemicals in it that are harmful to fish.

Also, x-ray tetras need to be in schools so that's definitely a contributing factor.
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How big is the tank? What are the exact parameters?

My guess is that pH down your adding. Does more harm than good because not only does it cause sudden pH swings but also has toxic chemicals in it that are harmful to fish.

Also, x-ray tetras need to be in schools so that's definitely a contributing factor.
How can I get the ph down without using the chemicals?
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How can I get the ph down without using the chemicals?
RO water or peat filtration. But with your pH it's not a big deal, I keep all my fish around 7.6-8.0 without a problem.
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I wouldn't worry about adjusting it, 7.8 is totally fine.
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