Hoplos Dying

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Buggeek, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Buggeek

    Buggeek New Member Member

    I acquired 6 hoplos 10 days ago. Within 3 days 4 had some sort of tail rot and died. The fifth one lasted a couple more days and then passed. The last one is currently on his way out. These catfish are supposed to be bulletproof and I am at a loss as to what happened. My parameters are normal, no ammonia, nitrite or nitrates. pH is around 7 and temp is 78. I have some plants without any CO2 injection with a black sand bottom. These were the only bottom feeders in the tank besides an old bristlenose pleco. All the other midwater fish are fine and haven't shown any signs of fin rot. Pictures of current hoplo:
     
     

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    I have an eheim 2217 and a fluval 406 for filtration. Anybody have any ideas?
     
  2. Raizinhell

    Raizinhell Valued Member Member

  3. OP
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    Buggeek

    Buggeek New Member Member

    You would be amazed what a pothos plant will do when you let its roots in a tank.
     
  4. Raizinhell

    Raizinhell Valued Member Member

    I heard they were great for nitrates but didnt know they were that great lol
     
  5. OP
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    Buggeek

    Buggeek New Member Member

    Last one has died. It only takes 2-3 days from start of disease to death. Nobody has any insight into what happened?
     




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