2 fish dead

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by plecziah, Jul 16, 2015.

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    plecziah Valued Member Member

    Hey guys i have had zebra danios for about 5 months, when i first got them they were darting around happy as larry.
    recently 2x fish have died in 3 days ive asked around and people suggested constipation i tried the whole not feed for 3 days and then feed peas but it hasnt work. The fish stop moving around much become very lathargic, stop eatting any food and become like little skeleton fish :(
    Im concerned their may be some kind of parasite in my tank and ive looked up all the symptoms but im still very unsure what i should do. Ive checked all my water parameters a few times they are
    Ammonia - 0.25
    Nitrate - 0.5
    Nitrite - 0
    ph - 6.4
    Help i dont want to lose any more fish
     
  2. babynemo

    babynemo Valued Member Member

    Size of tank?
    Ammonia is extremely dangerous to fish.
     
  3. OP
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    plecziah Valued Member Member

    Yes i understand that just before they died i had checked the parameters and it was between 0.0-0.25, would ammonia this low kill my fish? tank is 21gal
     




  4. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Yes it's possible. Your beneficial bacteria may be starting to die off as a result of the low pH also...


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  5. OP
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    plecziah Valued Member Member

    How do i go about upping my PH i have heard that the PH up kits can wreak havoc on the tank?
     
  6. babynemo

    babynemo Valued Member Member

    I would do at least a 50% water change. Ammonia showing up can mean a number of things.
    How many fish are in the tank? What kinds of fish? Are there plants?
     
  7. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Do you have a kit to test KH? Your pH dropping could be as a result of low KH.


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  8. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    Yes, it does sound like ammonia poisoning. Any ammonia in the tank at all can be stressful and/or deadly to the fish. I would do a water change (like the above poster said). What test kit are you using?
     
  9. OP
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    plecziah Valued Member Member

    nope only have the standard freshwater kit. And i have 10 danios zebra and leopard and 2x BN plecos (the plecos are acting the same as usual). And yeah ill do a big water change today
     
  10. LiterallyHydro

    LiterallyHydro Well Known Member Member

    What is the pH coming out of your tap water? And what is your water change schedule? Sorry if you mentioned already, I didn't read the whole thread yet.
     
  11. OP
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    plecziah Valued Member Member

    Ahhh havnt checked the PH coming out of the tap :O ill do that now, and um i do water changes weekly unless im concerned about a fish then it will be more regular
     
  12. LiterallyHydro

    LiterallyHydro Well Known Member Member

    Okay. I just wanted to make sure that it wasn't a lack of maintenance that caused the water to use up your buffer and lower the pH over time. That would be a tank that has fallen victim to old tank syndrome.
     
  13. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    You also need to test your KH, a low KH won't be able to hold your pH stable enough.


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  14. OP
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    plecziah Valued Member Member

    Ok i will need to buy a test kit for KH then :)
     
  15. LiterallyHydro

    LiterallyHydro Well Known Member Member

    If your kH is a bit low, you can raise it with a media bag filled with crushed coral in your filter. Also, driftwood and peat moss soften the water so if you have an excess of either, they could be removed.
     
  16. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Yes driftwood and peat lower the pH so if your pH is too low, those should be removed.


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