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Old 12-18-2012, 09:16 PM   #11
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Yeah I treated it with API Stress Coat, it says it makes tap water safe and helps keep the fish de-stressed
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:19 PM   #12
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Yeah I treated it with API Stress Coat, it says it makes tap water safe and helps keep the fish de-stressed
I use that stuff aswell
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Yeah, I thought maybe it had something to do with the water change because he died really shortly after that and was fine until then, maybe the temperature wasn't right? I could've shocked him with the change
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Yeah, I thought maybe it had something to do with the water change because he died really shortly after that and was fine until then, maybe the temperature wasn't right? I could've shocked him with the change
Yeah try to touch his water in the tank and match the tap as close as you can.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:25 PM   #15
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I will, thank you so much for your advice and help
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:26 PM   #16
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If you could test the pH of your water straight from the tap, then test it after its in the tank for 12 hours. A big difference might explain things. Sometimes the fish are already stressed when you get them from poor conditions at the fish store. Then, some small thing can shock them and kill them. Usually a healthy fish can withstand certain changes, but a stressed fish might not survive. Did you see any dead fish in the tanks at your store?
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No, I had a good look at them, I am now aware though that I bought my fish hours after it had been delivered to the store, so any bacteria it had didn't have time to be visible in the store, there was an established quarantine tank though which was being treated at the time.
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Ah, well, there you go. Most fish stores have a guarantee on their stock for days or a few weeks after purchase.
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yeah, next time I'll go on the day before they get their newest stock and then any diseases will be apparent, do you have any ideas on the species to start with, considering I have a tiny tank it'll have to be a tough little guy who doesn't mind being a little closed in
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How big in gallons?
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