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Old 06-12-2011, 02:23 PM   #151
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I had a death this afternoon. One of my zebra danios died unexpectedly. No sign of illness and the other 5 danios and 5 neons look fine. There is however an oil like substance on surface of water which I don't have a clue about! Any suggestions?
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:00 PM   #152
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That don't sound good i would try to get the oil lick stuff of the top asap then do a large water change too 70 to 80% min just to make sure and then keep your eye on it , it might just be down to the food you are feeding them but that is a long shot
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:19 AM   #153
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I had a death this afternoon. One of my zebra danios died unexpectedly. No sign of illness and the other 5 danios and 5 neons look fine. There is however an oil like substance on surface of water which I don't have a clue about! Any suggestions?
Yeah, I'd drag a piece of kitchen towel across the surface to absorb the oily stuff. Have you got a test kit? Do you know what your water parameters are?
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:36 PM   #154
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I think I read on another similar thread that this could be protein sheen. Apparently all that is needed is surface agitation. Of course you may have already tried this and it's something else but just a thought...
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:35 PM   #155
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Hi!
My fish are still alive!!!
Got a few more danios and neons today to make the numbers up to 10 of each. Also got a crown tail fighter! Will upload a pic later.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:48 PM   #156
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My readings are
Ph 6.6
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 20
Ammonia 0
Are they ok readings?
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:49 PM   #157
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Do a 50% pwc to bring your nitrates down to >10ppm and you really are all good

Well I think, I'll defer to Eco on that one
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:00 PM   #158
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My readings are
Ph 6.6
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 20
Ammonia 0
Are they ok readings?
As long as the other 2 readings stay at 0 anything up to and including 40 is ok for nitrate.
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But the lower the better of course...
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:10 PM   #160
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I did a pwc before I got my new fish and the nitrate reading is somewhere between 0 and 10. The other ones are still the same.
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