- Reaction score
- More than 10 years
I got my Flowerhorn on 8-16-19. He did fine until last Friday (9-13-19). Then he just stopped eating. The day before he was his usual self, eating everything I put in the tank. I tested the water Saturday morning with my API test kit and had 0 am, 0 trite, 5 trate. He is the only occupant of the 75 gallon tank. I went ahead and did a water change just to be safe. He still didn't eat that day. Next day I tried some shrimp and he still didn't eat so I tried frozen bloodworms (thawed out) on Monday and Tuesday never saw him eat anything. Tested the water a few more times during that time still had 0,0, and around 5 on the nitrate. Wednesday night I tried the bug bites again and he still didn't eat. When I got home from work this morning he was dead. There are no outward signs on his body of anything other than his color had darkened a bit. Only other thing is pH is at 8.2. Anyone have any ideas? I don't want to move the filter media to another tank to keep it cycled until I figure this out. As far as the high pH goes none of my other fish seem to mind it and neither did he for the first few weeks. I am at a total loss and super disappointed that I couldn't keep this little guy alive.