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Old 06-22-2012, 10:22 PM   #11
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Do you run carbon?
Was your water a milky color?
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:23 PM   #12
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I just don't see what would of killed them so fast when the new fish had Ben in tank 12 hours before I went to bed then in bed for 5 hours and all dead
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Yes carbon and was kinda milky
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:27 PM   #14
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Yes carbon and was kinda milky
Most often if your running carbon the toxin will have a minimal effect if any. It could have been the cowfish but i wouldnt automatically think so just because he was in the tank.

What is you water testing? Fluctuation can occur when adding fish regardless of how established your tank is. Also new fish can come with disease and parasites. Some that can kill in less than 24 hours.
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Idk about all the readings other than it.had 0 ammonia last night I did check that.... I just don't know why they would be fine eating at 5 am and at 11 all dead ... also the 2 new fish had Ben at lfs for past month I have seen them there before the purchase ....
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:47 PM   #16
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Idk about all the readings
I would not be attributing the fish deaths to anything until i knew the water quality. If the cowfish had no apparent trauma or marks im highly doubting it even more.

Stray current, low oxygen, level spikes, severe ph drop, disease, aerosols, chemicals, etc can all kill overnight like you describe.

It could be something as simple as oxygen depletion. That would explain why it took less than 24 hours. Hows your flow? Air exchange and the like?
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Perhaps your rite but I refuse to beleave everything was fine and eating for 12 hours then in a gap of 6 hours a bacteria or related took them out....
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What could cause these level spikes or low oxygen etch in a well established aged tank that has had no issues?
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The introduction of a fish, overfeeding. Something breaking down......
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The introduction of a fish, overfeeding. Something breaking down......
Yes, if you have a low oxygen tank to begin with and you introduce a big load into the tank, the oxygen levels could not keep up, hence why it took 12 hours and why a few fish remained when the fish load began dying off and more oxygen became available.

Totally possible. Is it what happened, well that we dont know yet.
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