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Old 09-22-2011, 02:07 AM   #11
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Yeah sorry thought I'd put every other day for the water changes altho I'm a lil worried that my to cat fish ronnie and reggie will get hungry an eat the tetras as came down this morning to find one tetra half eaten
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:15 AM   #12
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Eekk am i the older generation already I'm not even old enough to drink for a little while longer?! Haha but seriously believe me without spell check I'm a horrible speller and my grammar isn't good either, but bottom line I am glad you weren't offended its just that the people with the most experience have that experience because they are older and writing out people instead of ppl or broken instead of brkn might help them understand your problem better and get you the best help available to you here on AA.
But as it has been said the water changes will help and getting a test kit or finding out an exact reading for your nitrates nitrites and ammonia from a pet store until buying a kit is an option will help us pin point what is harming the fish and give you better advice
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:56 AM   #13
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Sry for your losses it sux loosing fish, and yes catfish tend to swallow tetra while they sleep so I understand you being worried about feeding every other day but it'll help your water stay cleaner. May I ask what fish store your getting advise,and buying the fish from? Some stores take very little care of their livestock and may have already had ick when you bought them ;(
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:53 AM   #14
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I got them from a garden centre I noticed the ick when we got home but thought maybe it was just his markings but still was unshore so looked it up and checked with garden centre when took the water up to make shore and they confermed it was ick I apreasheate the water is a factor but I really feel that we have bought a doggie batch of fish if that makes seances
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:08 AM   #15
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A. Get good test kit
B. Ich is a PARASITE. Poor water quality or other issues stress fish which then are weaker and more prone to succumbing to Ich.
C. You need to keep water quality tiptop AND treat carefully to get rid of Ich.
D. Neons are super sensitive to Meds. Whatever you use to kill the Ich, you may need to use it half strength so you don't kill the Neons. Salt+heat is one method. Or you can buy OTC meds. Just read all directions. If it mentions Scaleless fish, add Neons to that warning.

GL. You are trying to Cycle a tank AND combat a parasite at the same time. You may want to return fish. Kill the Ich, then start over.
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:58 PM   #16
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The store have said no point treating the Ick as the water level was slightly high and they only won't the body's of the fish not live ones just hate the fact we are constantly checking the tank for dead fish
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:12 PM   #17
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At one point or another, we have all received really bad advice from the lfs. Ich can be cured if you intervene. If you do not, you will most likely lose all of your fish.
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I don't no what to do one of my tetras has had babys there is loads if I do a water change I'll kill them HELLP
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:05 PM   #19
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First and foremost: Take the fish back to the store. It doesn't matter what your pet store told you. They want to sell you as much stuff as they can and that means giving you poor advice so you'll go back and buy more.

If they won't take them back, find someone who will. A friend. A neighbor with a tank. Another pet store.

Your water quality is very poor and every minute more those fish are in your tank, they are suffering and are closer to death.

You will not kill the fish if you do a 50% water change. Doing a water change will help them by removing the bad water and replacing it with good water.
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I don't no what to do one of my tetras has had babys there is loads if I do a water change I'll kill them HELLP
When I had my kribs, I had fry all the time. And I would do 50% water changes weekly. I never once sucked up or killed a fry by doing it.

I'm telling you, you are getting horrible advice from your lfs. They don't deserve your business.
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