I think its possible that in my desire to do things right, I might have done too much or missed some important details.
I have a two week old 50 gallon tank containing three lionheads. They are sitting in plants hiding and not eating much.
Here are the details and history:
Currently there are three cheapo filters running while I await a magnum 350. In addition, there is a 12" airstone and a bubbler.
Initially, with no clear directions, I placed one fish into the aquarium treated with Chlor out. The next day, I added another. Both fish seemed happy. Two days later I added three more lionheads. One day later the water turned cloudy. I attempted to fix this using a clarifyer to no avail. It is at this point where fish #1 died. I read a book that instructed me to stop feeding for three days after changing out 1/3 of the water which I did. Three days later my original two fish were hiding in plants and would not come out for food. I fed and then elected to leave the tank pretty much unfed for an additional three days. I then fed and left the tank for two days. At the end of the two days the original fish who had been hiding were dead. I changed out 1/3 of the water and added a product called NovAqua. I noted then that all three of the remaining fish were hiding and rarely moving to eat. I took water tests and found everything to be normal except ph which was at 9.0. Since I had nothing to treat this with, I added a product which claims to deal with ph problems as well as other things called easybalance. When this did nothing to help, I changed out 1/4 of the water, noted a brief time of fish activity and eating, and now they are all hiding again.
I have read as much as possible on what could be wrong and see that my fish are exhibiting stress (possibly related to the temperature of the water changes? not that great a difference tho)
I feed fish flakes and also those shrimp pellets.
I would be grateful for any suggestions