Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-20-2013, 06:41 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
JJandTrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 48
Getting tired of finding dead fish everyday

So I guess this is more venting than anything, but I'm starting to get very discouraged because I'm finding at least one dead fish everyday. My parameters are perfect, my water is clean, and I really believe I'm doing everything right. Even with that, I keep having constant loss. I've lost rainbows, mollys, tetras, danios, all in the span of about a month. None of them have any obvious signs of why they died, except the rainbows which have developed white mouths and died within a day of any symptoms.

I am over filtered, and UV sterilized, and to me there is just no reason for this to be happening. Being relatively new to the hobby, this is really discouraged my further growth. I'm reluctant to even buy any new stock. I really don't think I should have to medicate my tank constantly just to keep everything from dying, and I'm tired of buying new stock just to have it die. Does anyone have any words of advice or anything at this point?
__________________

__________________
JJandTrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
AngelFishGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 880
How long have you had your tank set up? was it properly cycled?
And what exactly are your water parameters?
__________________

__________________
I may be a little TOO obsessed with my angels...
AngelFishGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 07:09 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
JJandTrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 48
Tank has been set up since early March. Fully cycled and planted. Heres my setup:
36 gallon bowfront
Dual T5HO 6500k 8hr per day (roughly)
Sunsun Canister Filter with UV sterilizer (584gph I believe)
DIY C02 running into 90gph powerhead
Gravel substrate with root tabs
Params: 0 ammo, 0 ite, <5 ate (never has a readable level but is slightly darker than 0), 7.2pH (Driftwood to buffer pH)

Does that help?
__________________
JJandTrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 11:12 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Bbush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Summertown, tn
Posts: 911
I feel your pain! I have been losing fish lately too. All anybody tells me is WC's!
__________________
Bbush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 11:21 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
BBouchard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 133
I am having this issue as well, but someone told me today to check the temp of the water. community should be about 76F.
__________________
BBouchard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2013, 08:22 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Bbush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Summertown, tn
Posts: 911
I had cranked mine up to 86 b/c I thought I had ick. Now my ram looks like crap!
__________________
Bbush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2013, 10:24 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 38
I'm having a similar issue - I'm worried that I'm doing more harm than good with my treatment (see my other thread 'is this ich...')

Got a beautiful male celebes who I think is going to follow the same path as last death
__________________
Ap0ll0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2013, 10:30 AM   #8
Look It Up
 
librarygirl's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 7,052
One thing jumps out at me:

Quote:
except the rainbows which have developed white mouths and died within a day of any symptoms.
This sounds like columnaris to me which is highly contagious, fast-moving and can wipe out whole tanks if not treated quickly. I'm not saying for sure that's what's going on, but you may want to do some research and see if it sounds like a possibility.
__________________
Every living thing is significant.
🐠 Guide to Starting a Freshwater Aquarium
Community Rules | Custom Site Search
librarygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2013, 10:56 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dragonfisher33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,963
if what you have is indeed columnaris, then raising the temperature is usually going to exacerbate the situation. if left untreated, death toll will rise within few days and within hrs if temperature is raised. so i would do a thorough check on the "white mouth" issue that you had and proceed with proper treatment.
__________________

__________________
dragonfisher33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dead, dead fish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.