Sick For 5 Days - New Tank Died

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Had the flu for five days... my husband said he was feeding both tanks. but the second tank which should have almost been finished cycling (with ghost shrimp and 3 apple snails) ... everything was dead when i made it down stairs this morning. The other tank looks fine... all the fish are swiming... all the snails are cruising... alll the shrimp are sifting through stuff... but i swear i want to cry over the other tank... i know i should just be gratful the fish stocked tank is ok but dang i am so dissapointed
 

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I am sorry for your loss
In the future, unless you have fry I would just tell him to leave the tanks alone. Adult fish can go a couple weeks without food and the snails and shrimp are good at finding all the nuggets around the tank while you are ill.
 

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I was just considering this... the other tank is a 10 gallon and this is a 29... was thinking about cramming the 29 filter pad into the back of the 10's filter
 

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This reminds of when my betta had died. He was close to death, and then I caught a cold.

The snail I with him, had died durning my cold, and was unable to clean the tank. The toxicity of the snail encouraged his death, and brought it sooner.
 
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