My Fishes Are Dying And Am I Doing Something Wrong? Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Oreo, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. Oreo

    OreoNew MemberMember

    It was all fine till I notice their fins were more feathery? I did miss one week of water changes so I thought it was fin rot. I give them medicine and change the water weekly but then 4 of them died! I added 7 more fish and I think 2 of them are dying too! I give them weekly water changes, conditioner, medicine, and food. Pls, help me fix this problem!
     
  2. AJE

    AJEWell Known MemberMember

    What type of fish?

    Tank size?


    What type of tetras?
     
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  3. OP
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    Oreo

    OreoNew MemberMember

    guppies and few teras but the teras seems to be fine

    30 gallon

    red eye tetras
     




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  4. AJE

    AJEWell Known MemberMember

    Wa
    s the feathery thing white?

    Which ones were the sick ones guppies or tetras?

    Was the tank cycled?
     
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  5. OP
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    Oreo

    OreoNew MemberMember

    the fin used to be just a normal fin but it got smaller and made it feathery, it's that what you're asking?
     




  6. AJE

    AJEWell Known MemberMember

    Oh
    the fin was feathery, pictures?
     
  7. OP
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    Oreo

    OreoNew MemberMember

    dumbo guppy and one other guppy, im not sure what type it is

    yes
     
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  8. AJE

    AJEWell Known MemberMember

    Water temperature?
     
  9. OP
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    Oreo

    OreoNew MemberMember

    81 F but I'm trying to cool it down
     
  10. AJE

    AJEWell Known MemberMember

    I would put it at about 78 or so
     
  11. OP
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    Oreo

    OreoNew MemberMember

    but when the 4 fishes died the temp was 74
     
  12. AJE

    AJEWell Known MemberMember

    To keep the other fish from getting sick, I would separate the sick ones, if you don’t have a divider, a breeder box or another tank, get the largest zip lock bag you have, fill it with all the water from the tank that will fit in it, then get a bunch of clothes pins and clamp the bag and the tank together, poke a small hole in the bag, put the guppies in the bag and hope for the best.
     
  13. OP
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    Oreo

    OreoNew MemberMember

    thanks
     
  14. AJE

    AJEWell Known MemberMember

    75 is the recommend minimum. 84 max
     
  15. Rtessy

    RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    @AJE I beg of you to put all questions in one post, this is very difficult to read, lol. The thread is almost two pages and basically nothing has been learned.
    Hi @Oreo, let's see. First thing that sticks out to me is that you haven't mentioned any of the tetras experiencing this. A picture would really help. Tetras are known to be nippy, and guppies are known to be nipped due to their long and colorful fins.
    Are the edges of the fins discolored? Are they white/grey/black/red at all? Or entirely normal color throughout? Any change in behavior, such as isolation or gasping at the surface?
    Do you have a way to test your ammonia, nitrite and nitrAte readings? If so, what are they?
    Sorry about all the questions, I know you've already answered a lot.
     
  16. AJE

    AJEWell Known MemberMember

    Sorry
    , I keep coming up with more questions:) edit bottom is too much work lol
     
  17. Rtessy

    RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    Lol you're good. After a while, you'll bascially come up with your own formula type of questions so it's easier to get them all in one post. Takes a little time, but you'll get there.
     
  18. AJE

    AJEWell Known MemberMember

    Any pictures?
     
  19. Lagertha

    LagerthaValued MemberMember

    The first thing I’m going to ask is: is your tank fully cycled?
     
  20. Discus-Tang

    Discus-TangWell Known MemberMember

    I think it is, as the symptoms of ammonia poisoning are different to what the OP described.
     




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