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my tank just recovered from ich and 3 fish died about a week ago. then 3 days later anotherfish died :-[.So i was just wondering if any1 had any thing similar happen to them.


the fish i have as of now are 4 serpae tetras,3 zebra Danio's,1 platy and a common pleco
 

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fish off get rid of the pleco hel get to big for ur tank second r u medicating them at all third do a major water change is wat i owuld say and once ur done treating everthing get 1 more danio wait for gunie or buterly for more advies
 

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my nitrate levels are 3(yeah i know their high) i dont know about ammonia
 

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Very good. You may have to do another water change tomorrow. I think that's the reason you were losing your fish. Hopefully that will stop now.
 
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the pet store where i got them said it might have been the ich medicine. thanks for ripling so soon
 
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How big is your tank? It all depends on that.
cory catfish, (but more than 1 hopefully, they like to have a friend or 2) bushynose or bristlenose (i think theyre the same) plecos, ottos, um...thats all i can think of at the moment
 
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my tank is 20 gallons
 
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PS my platy is lonely soon going to get another one soon :
 

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you actually might be able to get away with the common then.....well, you better wait for the experts on stocking to come along
 

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If you want something to to clean up the algae and uneaten food, you could do worse than Pseudogastromyzon myersi, also known as Sucker Belly Loach.

I have 2 in my tank, they do a pretty good job
 

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oh right the loaches and general "algae eaters"...how could i forget my kuhli loaches? :'(
 
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how big do they get?
 

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common plecos can get to about a foot long I think   my friend has a 10 gallon tank with a huge one and a sad-looking betta   actually its her brothers but he never feeds them :'(
 

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The Sucker Belly Loaches don't even reach 2 inches
 

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cool thats good 2 know
 

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Those "suckerbelly" loaches are also called hillstream loaches and are great algae eaters. However, they prefer strong current in the tank, and are really a coldwater fish, so please keep that in mind. Butterfly has some in her tank. She can tell you more. I had one a couple of years ago and they are quite fascinating when you see them, but stay hidden most of the time, at least mine did.
 
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