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Old 07-08-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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Why are my fishies dying?

Here's the deal....I just dirted my 29 gallon, well established tank. After rehoused all my fish all that was left was 5 dwarf neon rainbows. After a few days of all tests being good, I brought home a 6th rainbow. A few days later that one died. Then 2 of my older neons died. The only thing that seems off with my parameters is it appears I have 0 nitrates. Ammonia and nitrites are zero as well.
If it helps to know this is a moderately planted tank
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:31 PM   #2
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Did you use organic soil? It is likely that there was some sort of additive that has been leeching in your tank from the soil and took a while to build up. I've seen copper in some fertilizers and soils so that is a possibility.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:51 PM   #3
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I used what everyone talks about...Miracle Gro Organic blah blah blah. I dirted my 20long about a month to 6 weeks earlier and everybody was fine
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Is it possible the 6th rainbow brought in some type of disease?
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I suppose it's possible, I considered it myself, but i hate to think that cuz I bought from a very reputable LFS
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I suppose it's possible, I considered it myself, but i hate to think that cuz I bought from a very reputable LFS
Mistakes can happen after all we Are all human
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:13 PM   #7
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So, lets assume it is a disease that was brought into tank. I have only 2 rainbows in tank and one pleco. Do I just do daily water changes for the next few weeks?
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Look for any suspicious sighns and I guess water changes would be the best for now
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Are there any outward signs that the remaining fish are sick? If not then water changes would be the right direction to go.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:01 PM   #10
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Everybody else seems healthy and happy, as far as I can tell anyway.
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