HI all, just joined Fish Lore today!
My aquarium - Juwel Rio 300 litre with
1 x Bio JUMBO filter
1 x Large fizz block
3 x Large Bog Wood
20 full live plants
2 Dwarf Neon Gourami
3 Dwarf Honey Gourami
4 Glass Cat Fish
8 Glowlight Tetra
6 Rummy Nose Tetra
5 Southern Platy
2 Gold Fish - Strange I know but they get on with all the fish and are thriving
2 Plant Cleaning Shrimp
A few days ago I bought soem guppies from my local aquatic centre. I hadn't noticed but one of them had quite badly nipped fins, and soon after being aclimatised to the tank began swimming oddly and eventually after I came home from work was dead at the bottom. I removed him and kept an eye on the other guppies. The next day I returned home and 2 more had died.
I removed them and the remaining live ones. Took them back to the shop and got a refund.
My female betta had been spending a lot of (friendly) time with the guppies, she hung around them, they swam pleasantly around eachother after the initial first hour when she chased a couple away. I observed them for a long time thinking she might nip them but never saw it.
Anyway - she has since succumbed to the same problem! Very sad.
I treated my entire tank for fin rot. Removed the carbon filter and nitrate filter as instructed in the directions for use on the treatment bottle.
2 days later - fish all seem fine but the water is awfully cloudy. I have put the filters back.
Is the cloudy water a result of taking the 2 filters away or is it the fin rot treatment. I calculated it correctly and dissolved it in warm water, spreading evenly accross surface as instructed.
All my fish except the Gouramis ( i'm thinking because of their breathing) are now sticking to the surface of the tank.
I have put oxygenating tablets in but am wondering shoukd I do a 25% water change - I did one only last weekend.