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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!
 

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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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TB?
 

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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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Those r my tank stats.
 

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

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ark_fish said:
Another fish now seems to have a swim bladder issue but is still eating.
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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Thanks!
 
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