Sick Emperor Tetra

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I just got 3 emperor tetras from my lfs. 2 have died and one is not eating and looks very faded. The other 2 look really good. Also, I found one of my neon tetras today without most of its body. Everything was fine before I added the Emperor Tetras.

Ammonia: .25 ppm
Nitrates:
Nitrites:
Ph: 8-8.2

Stock:
2 Apistogrammas
5 Rummy Nose Tetras
3 Otos
Now 3 Emperor Tetras
1 shark (don't rly know what kind)
 

Crispii

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Not much of a help if you don't provide nitrite and nitrate readings.
 

Hmm

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Crispii

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Hmm said:
It isn't cycled
How do you know? Just because the OP doesn't list the nitrates and nitrites, that doesn't mean that the tank isn't cycled.
 

Hmm

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It has ammonia in it therefor it isn't cycled or it is not correct results
 
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Hmm said:
It isn't cycled
My tank is cycled. Sorry I didn't finish my readings I had to run out the door. Ill get them when I get home. The rummy nose have been in there for a month and have been fine. I believe the reason for the slightly elevated ammonia is there were 3 bodies sitting in my tank overnight while I didn't see them dead. The other 2 emporer tetras and all the other fish look great. Bright colors and very active and eating. Just that one I'm concerned about and want to try to save.
 

Crispii

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Hmm said:
It has ammonia in it therefor it isn't cycled or it is not correct results
It's most likely coming from the tap. Depending on where you live, tap water can contain a bit of ammonia. 0.25 ppm is not that deadly.
 
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Crispii said:
It's most likely coming from the tap. Depending on where you live, tap water can contain a bit of ammonia. 0.25 ppm is not that deadly.
yea I'm fine with the ammonia that's not the problem. I just had another rummy die. They looked fine at 9 when I left at 9 and now at 10:30 he was twitching on the substrate. I believe it is some sort of internal parasite. Since I don't have any general cure and it is 10 pm, I am using Radon Rid Ich Plus bc it is the only thing I have and claims to treat parasites.
 

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