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Old 04-22-2011, 09:29 PM   #1
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Exclamation Question about dying fish

I recently bought some goldfish and 2 algey eaters as well as 2 colbin sharks and 2 albino catfish. My catfish and sharks are doing great in their tank but I lost all the goldfish and one of my algey eaters a month after getting them.
I then bought one goldfish and 2 spotted catfish for the empty tank yesterday and I've already lost one catfish. The other is dying and I don't know why or how to stop this nor help the one which is still alive...What should I do?
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:19 PM   #2
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Have you cycled your tanks? Please check out the link in my thread...it explains the importance and the process.

Since you already have fish, you're going to need to do a "fish in" cycle. I'll try to find the link.

Do you have a test kit? If so, what type? Your should go do a large pwc (partial water change) immediately. Make sure you use your dechlorinator when you do it.

I'll be back with the link.
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Here's the link for cycling with fish - http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ow-116287.html

Unfortunately, you've got a lot to learn if you want to successfully keep fish. You have very incompatible fish and I fear there are a lot of basics you need to learn before you continue any further. This site is a great place to learn, but we've got to get you up to speed quickly.
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ummm?

I don't use well water the pet shop said I don't a dehidranator thing because we have no chlorine or chemicals in our well.

I have fully treated the tank for hardness and the Ph lvl but it's not lowering anything it stays right where it was when I did it.
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Even before you read the links...go do the 75% pwc, or two back to back 50% changes. What is happening right now is that your fish are suffering from ammonia poisoning which is burning and damaging their gills.

If there is anyway to return your fish or give them to a friend...it's what you're gonna need to do. We can get your tank cycled with fish in it...but the fish you have simply aren't gonna get along...how big is the tank?
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I don't use well water the pet shop said I don't a dehidranator thing because we have no chlorine or chemicals in our well.

I have fully treated the tank for hardness and the Ph lvl but it's not lowering anything it stays right where it was when I did it.
Have you tested for ammonia, nitrItes and nitrAtes? Those are what matters.
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Hi kyanna, did you get that pwc knocked out?
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