what to do?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by fish_r_friend, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    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
  2. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    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
  3. GunnieWell Known MemberMember

  4. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    my nitrate levels are 3(yeah i know their high) i dont know about ammonia
  5. GunnieWell Known MemberMember

    Your nitrite level is past toxic. Do at least a 50% water change right away.
  6. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    I just did a 60%water change i can't cheek the nitrate yet thought
  7. GunnieWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  8. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    the pet store where i got them said it might have been the ich medicine. thanks for ripling so soon
  9. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

  10. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    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
  11. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    my tank is 20 gallons
  12. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    PS my platy is lonely soon going to get another one soon :
  13. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    you actually might be able to get away with the common then.....well, you better wait for the experts on stocking to come along ;)
  14. rob2ukValued MemberMember

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

    I have 2 in my tank, they do a pretty good job :)
  15. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

  16. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    how big do they get?
  17. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    common plecos can get to about a foot long I think :eek:  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 :'(
  18. rob2ukValued MemberMember

    The Sucker Belly Loaches don't even reach 2 inches
  19. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    cool thats good 2 know
  20. GunnieWell Known MemberMember

    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.