what to do?

  1. f

    fish_r_friend Well Known Member Member

    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. atmmachine816

    atmmachine816 Fishlore VIP Member

    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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  3. G

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    Are your ammonia and nitrite levels at zero?
     


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    f

    fish_r_friend Well Known Member Member

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

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    Your nitrite level is past toxic. Do at least a 50% water change right away.
     
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    fish_r_friend Well Known Member Member

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

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    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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    fish_r_friend Well Known Member Member

    the pet store where i got them said it might have been the ich medicine. thanks for ripling so soon
     
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  10. n

    newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    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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    fish_r_friend Well Known Member Member

    my tank is 20 gallons
     
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    fish_r_friend Well Known Member Member

    PS my platy is lonely soon going to get another one soon :
     
  13. n

    newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    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. r

    rob2uk Valued Member Member

    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 :)
     
  15. n

    newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    oh right the loaches and general "algae eaters"...how could i forget my kuhli loaches? :'(
    ;)
     
  16. OP
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    fish_r_friend Well Known Member Member

    how big do they get?
     
  17. n

    newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    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. r

    rob2uk Valued Member Member

    The Sucker Belly Loaches don't even reach 2 inches
     
  19. n

    newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    cool thats good 2 know
     
  20. G

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    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.

    http://www.loaches.com/hillstream_loaches.html
     


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