Okay, I need some help here. This tank is a 10 gallon fw
. It has been up and running for about 6 months. Everything was going well untill a few weeks ago. I started losing fish for no apparent reason. I then had an outbreak of ICH. I started treating with high temp and salt. I lost 2 more fish but now the Ich is gone, thus far. Its only been a little over a week. I am attaching a copy of the log for this tank. It has all the details.
Comments/Observations Temperature (F) pH Nitrate (ppm
) Nitrite (ppm
) Ammonia (ppm
1/14/2006 Initial entry - Tank is established for a few months. Contains 1 Silver Molly, 3 Black Mollies, 1 Cardinal Tetra, 2 Neon Tetra's, 2 White Tetra's and 3 Cory Cats. 78 6.4 40 0 0
1/15/2006 40 % water change due to high nitrates, see entry 01/14/05
1/19/2006 Flourescant hood installed, changed from incandescant
1/20/2006 Noticed Ich on Cardinal Tetra and possibly one Black Molly. Started raising water temp. Will treat with Salt tomorrow and need temp between 83 and 86 degrees.
1/21/2006 Raised temp to 84 degrees. Added salt 1/4 tsp/gal
per hour over 8 hours to a total of 2 tsp/gal
1/22/2006 20 % water change and added 1 gal
due to evaporation. Changed filter cartridge. 85 7.0 10 0 0 10% water change
1/25/2006 Silver Molly found floating covered with ICH 85
1/26/2006 Signs of Ich on 1 neon tetra only. 85
1/29/2006 Signs of ICH on small Neon Tetra 85 10% water change
1/30/2006 Lost 1small Neon Tetra
2/1/2006 Lost 1 Black Molly 84 7.2 40 0 0
2/2/2006 Lost another Black Molly
2/4/2006 84 120 0 0
2/4/2006 40% pwc
. 84 10 0 0
2/6/2006 Cardinal Tetra missing
2/9/2006 Cloudy water 85 7.4 20 .25 0
Today I noticed the water is slightly cloudy. I tested the parameters again and they are listed above, take notice to the .25ppm reading of nitires, I found this odd. The cloudiness appears to be white. I don't know why I started losing fish and why the water has turned cloudy. I am missing a cardinal and that may be causing the problem today but I am not sure.
I feed once a day. Some flake and two pellets for the cats. I tried some frozen brine last week. May that is it? I dont know.
I am running a penguin bio-wheel 100, substarte is gravel with some fake plants and ceramic decoations.