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    Oscar not eating

    Hi. Thanks for the response It is a 50 gallon tank. It is an albino so might be hard to see white spots, but from what I can tell there are not any. No divots that I can see. He seems much more active and re-active to me being around the tank than he has been for a number of days. He does seem...
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    Oscar not eating

    Hello Fish Experts, I have an Oscar who hasn't eaten in about 5 days. He was very lethargic and not himself, but doesn't show any obvious signs of disease or physical changes. The past few days his swimming has increased, but he seems clumsy. I am concerned that it might be some sort of eye...
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    Oscar being lethargic and not eating

    Hello All, I noticed about 3 days ago my Oscar started acting lethargic and is not eating. I do not see any obvious signs of disease or anything like that. The tank chemistry has been consistent. Ammonia = 0 Nitrites = 0 Nitrates = < 40ppm pH = 8.2 (I know this is high for South American...
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    Help: Recovering from pH changes

    Yes. That might be my ignorance as I previously had African cichlids. As they seem to be thriving as of right, I am going to let the dust settle from this incident and if I start to see negative behaviors I will start to drop it. They are acclimated to this tank chemistry and have been in it for...
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    Help: Recovering from pH changes

    Looks like it was definitely pH shock. I hooked up an air filter to a bubble wand this morning and now they are swimming round like I gave them crack!
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    Help: Recovering from pH changes

    I had an issue over the weekend where I did not dose my pH appropriately after a water change. I run my pH at 8.2 for South/Central American cichlid tank with plecos. pH dropped to 7 and then being a dummy instead of gradually dosing to get it back to 8.2 I went full commando and went right...
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    55 Gallon Tank Cycling Issue

    I'm getting all my terms messed up. Lol. Thanks for the education.
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    55 Gallon Tank Cycling Issue

    Thanks to you both. I read a little more into it and apparently, I confused the two approaches. I am going to start adding ammonia again so I can get the ammonia level high enough for the nitrates to eat
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    55 Gallon Tank Cycling Issue

    I have a 55 gallon freshwater tank that I have been attempting to cycle for about 5 weeks now. It is a fishless cycle. I have tried the following. My ammonia is staying steady at 2ppm while nitrite remains at 0. At first I was trying to cycle by adding ammonia everyday with a medicine dropper...
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