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Old 05-20-2018, 01:16 AM   #1
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Algae eater death

Iím new here and have a question. I lost my Chinese algae eater today out of the blue. He was fine this morning and dead by afternoon. He was over a year old and appeared to be healthy and active. His tank mates are a Cory and some fancy goldfish. Could anyone help me out with why he suddenly died? Thanks!
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How big is the tank and how many goldfish are in there? Perhaps it is a water quality issue.
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Test water. Sorry for your loss.
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Thanks for the advise. I have a five gallon glow tank with a Cory cat and 4 fancy goldfish. I tested the water and said it was high ammonia. Also tested straight tap water and bottled . Same results. Bad test strips I’m assuming? We’ve had the tank for several years but only had the goldfish for a about 3 months. Cory cat is fine and the tank is clean so maybe my eater was just old? He grew abnormally large from what I was told he would be. He was almost 5” long! Maybe he ate too much. Still confused. We had glow fish before the golds that were almost 3 years old before they died. We are not in city water, but a well.
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Would be worth checking test results for sure just in case. The vial/solution liquid tests are much better.

Although if it is 5 gallon tank with 4 goldfish you will always have high ammonia.
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