please excuse me if I've asked this before. 3 dead- julii leapord catfish /8 1 dead- longfin gold zebra danio /8 ------------------------------------------- 48 hour time frame That's it... for now (and forever I hope) The longfin I understand may just be chance but what am I doing for the catfish? or what am I doing wrong? Water Parameters: 0-0.25ppm ammonia (hard to tell from test kit color but closer to 0) 0 nitrite 0 nitrate tank 2 weeks. fish purchased 4 days ago~ Used tetra safe start + tetra aqua safe (conditioner)... don't think tank is cycled looking into it. 25-30% weekly/biweekly water changes w/ gravel siphon female swordtail- quarantine tank will be getting vita chem, and garlic boost soon to help them. male swordtail torn fin, slight white fuz on edges. doesn't look like growing, but may treat for fin rot (not sure). feeding: thera a spectrum fish pellets (1mm diameter) morning when I wake up, night before I turn the lights off (catfish), and late afternoon early night when I get home from school. Ocassionally I add flakes, bloodworms, or brine shrimp... filter- aqueon 55/75- 400gph, not overly strong suction when adding extra piece (always added) water temp- 76-78 degrees lights- on around 14 hours/day. 2 standard flourocents (each half as long as my tank) one light tick stretching along decor- 2 large logs (not sure don't think driftwood, cleaned anyway), small castle, large castle, 3 large plants, 2 medium plants, 6 small plants so (once again I am sorry if I have asked this before): why are my catfish dying, what am I doing wrong, I have read they are pretty hardy fish, and even though they sit around a lot are some of my favorites (i don't know why)? does my male have fin rot, what are some clear characteristics of it? tank obviously not fully cycled, any way to speed up the cycle? is there any special reason my danio died? thanks ahead for everything.