Fish Breathing Fast, No Other Symptoms, Dying

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Hi,


So we have a 30 gallon with now four sword tails, six amano shrimp, two cory cats and an assassin snail. We have now lost two sword tails and the only symptoms are they have increased breathing and stop eating. They physically look fine.

Water Parameters are good; ph 7.4, ammonia, nitrates and nitrites are zero. There is a lot of surface agitation and a bubbler during the day (it is too noisy to run at night, it is mostly for the look).

I appreciate any ideas you can offer,

Thanks
 

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Hi, couple of questions:
1. What kind of water conditioner do you use?
2. What kind of filter?
3. Temperature
4. Newest addition date and what it was
5. Have your tap lines been flushed or cleaned recently?
6. How long has the tank been set up?
 
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Hi,

thanks for the quick reply.
1. Nutrafin Aqua Plus
2. Fluval U3
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4. A couple months ago, it was the cory cats
5. Nope.
6. Several years now, the swords were added around January however...after the last batch died (old age).

oh sorry...3. 80 degrees
 

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Have you noticed any of the following behaviors and symptoms at all?

>refusing/mouthing at food
>staying near top or bottom of tank
>shy reclusive behavior
>thin gut
>stringy translucent or white feces
 
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The one didn't eat but the other did. All the behaviour was normal and the fish looked healthy and normal. I didn't get a look at the poop.
 
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None that I can see but I am going to treat for it just in case.
 
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Jellibeen said:
Could the temp be too high? You may try turning it down a little bit. Eighty is on the high side for most aquarium fish

It is a bit high, I'llbring it doen.

I dosed the tank last night for flukes and everybody seems to be behaving normally, so maybe that was the cause.
 

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What did you dose? Treatment for flukes is actually pretty long unfortunately, I'll try and find the list later...
 
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