Help, A Fish Died :(

  1. Z

    Z123Killer Well Known Member Member

    Today I woke up to discover one that of my 10 neon tetras dead laying on the bottom of the tank. And I don't really know what was the cause of death, the qt wasn't cycled but, I didn't 50% water changes every day and dosed Prime every day as well. I also tested the ammonia yesterday just to be sure and it was below .5 ppm. So what is the cause of death?
     
  2. a

    ajgravedigger13 Valued Member Member

    Could be anything
     
  3. W

    Will170 Valued Member Member

    How long have you had the tetras?
     


  4. OP
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    Z

    Z123Killer Well Known Member Member

    Today is their 13th day in qt
     
  5. OP
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    Z123Killer Well Known Member Member

    I know but I just want to make sure that are the others are safe
     
  6. Adam Alston

    Adam Alston New Member Member

    Sorry for your loss. Test the nitrites and nitrates in the water as well, there not as toxic but a spike could potentially hurt your fish. Overfeeding can cause death, stress, or maybe his life cycle was ready to end.
     
  7. OP
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    Z123Killer Well Known Member Member

    Ok, I will test and update you with the result.
    I did feed 2 times a day about 2 small pinches, some food would lay on the bottom but they come back to it later and finish everything off. He was there with 9 other neons and an endler/feeder guppy and there aren't many hiding spaces, so maybe stress? And could it be possible that he was too old? My LFS gets fish every Tuesday....

    Oh and one more thing, I will be doing a %75 water change on the main aquarium today and treat with PraziPro because some fish in the main aquarium have internal parasties, should I just transfer the neons over to the main aquarium?
     
  8. Adam Alston

    Adam Alston New Member Member

    It is possible that it was old age, but too much food can cause a spike in NH4, NO3, and NO2, so just wait for your results on your water. Your fish should only be eating as much as they can consume in 30 seconds. If there are still some flakes left over after 30 seconds, then you are over feeding. For stress, buy some bridges or rocks they can hide under an if you have a light for you tank, don't have it on for more than 8 hours a day. I would recommend not moving your neons over until you have successfully treated the internal parasites in the main tank.
     
  9. OP
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    Z123Killer Well Known Member Member

    I tested Nitrate and it's between 5-10, so the water is not the problem.
     
  10. Adam Alston

    Adam Alston New Member Member

    Then he was either stressed or was old age, either way you shouldn't worry about it, its just who the fish was. Again, sorry for your loss.
     
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    Z123Killer Well Known Member Member

    Thanks, welcome to Fishlore by the way.