Dying Fish

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by ark_fish, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. ark_fish

    ark_fish Valued Member Member

    hi!

    Lately I've had some of my swordtails die and I need some comfermation why.

    It started about 4 months ago when 2 of my 6 sword tails died within a week. Each one, 2 days before dying stopped eating, sat on the bottom and started breathing erratically. The next morning they would be floating dead.

    Now, 4 months later one of my females died the same way over the period of a week.

    Does anyone know why this could be? The water perameters are normal. Could it be old age? I bought the fish a year ago and they were fully grown.

    Any help would be great!:)
     
  2. N8_the_Gr8

    N8_the_Gr8 Valued Member Member

    Their lifespan is three to five years. So that wouldn't be an option.
    They act lethargic so maybe it is fish TB.
     
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    ark_fish

    ark_fish Valued Member Member

  4. AvalancheDave

    AvalancheDave Well Known Member Member

    Have you tested ammonia and nitrite levels? If those are OK I would look at pH and list all chemicals being used.
     
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    ark_fish

    ark_fish Valued Member Member

    Those r my tank stats.
     

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    ark_fish

    ark_fish Valued Member Member

    Another fish now seems to have a swim bladder issue but is still eating.
     

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  7. N8_the_Gr8

    N8_the_Gr8 Valued Member Member

    Fish Tuberculosis
     
  8. AvalancheDave

    AvalancheDave Well Known Member Member

    pH of 6.4 is on the low side for typical aquariums. Also, you need to test for ammonia which is probably the #1 killer of fish. It can have neurotoxic effects which are often mistaken for swim bladder problems.
     
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    ark_fish

    ark_fish Valued Member Member

    Thanks!
     




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