Ph Of 8.2

Discussion in 'pH' started by zacksaquarium, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

    I did a water test recently and my pH is 8.2 which is normal but recently 3 of my fish died 2 Daniel and 1 neon tetra I have had these fish 6-12 months I was looking for some input
    Thanks in advance
  2. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

    2 danio

  3. clk89Fishlore VIPMember

    PH of 8.2 is perfectly fine for most fish. Really with Ph what you want is a stable PH, most fish when acclimated will do fine. In fact that is the same PH I have. ;) Also if it was a PH issue they would of probably have died way sooner then 6-12 months.

    Now what are the rest of your parameters?
    Did you get the fish from the same place?
    Did you add any new fish?
    Did you cycle this tank?
    What symptoms did these fish have if any before they died?

  4. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

  5. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

  6. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

    These fish started laying on the bottom of the tank then the next day died, no signs of desease or parasites, my life recommended aquarium salt
  7. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Well, these fish do need groups of 6+. They could have been stressed.

    Welcome to fishlore! Sorry for your losses. :(
  8. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Okay, I can find out why your fish died:

    99% is that your fish died from nitrite and nitrate poisoning. Those levels are too high. The levels must be zero.

    1% is that your fish died because of improper schooling. But I doubt this is the cause.
  9. -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    What test kit are you using? 30 nitrite and 300 nitrate is impossibly high
  10. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

    No 30 nitrate and 300 gh
  11. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

    I meant 30 nitrate and 300 the sorry for confusion
  12. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

    30 nitrate and 300 gh
  13. clk89Fishlore VIPMember

    Yeah my GH and KH are high too. The fish you have though should of been able to adapt to that just fine, and it seem like they did since they lived for 6-12 months. As some have said schooling can have an impact on stress levels, which can also cause weak immune systems. Did they bloat, gap for air or anything while laying on their sides? How did their poops look?
  14. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

    I don't see there and they looked fine all were female fish so I think they might have been bullied
  15. -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    How many of each type of fish did you have?
  16. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

    4 of each
  17. -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    These were schooling fish, which means they are recommended to be kept in at least groups of six, the more the better.

    What size tank?
  18. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

  19. clk89Fishlore VIPMember

    Ten gallon is too small for neons and danios which would of also added to the stress.
  20. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

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