Why do my fry keep dying off?

mygerbilprince

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Female
Quarantine?
No, but I will try it.
List any water conditioners and test kits used:
API ammonia test kit
Tetra Easystrips
Experience
5 to 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
10g
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Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Guppies, platys, cory catfish
Aquarium Start Date
8/14/20
I started off with 21 platy fry and now I have 17. 5 have died in the past week and I want to try to stop it there... I thought it might be my acidic water, but it is fixed and I just lost one today. The fry are so important to me and I don't want to lose more. The water seems cloudy, I did a 50% water change yesterday, and the filter has been off for about five days. The ammonia 0.25, nitrate 0, nitrite 0.8, Total hardness 300, total chlorine 0, total alkalinity 40, ph 6.2. I feed them about 4-5 times a day. They are 11 weeks old, 12 tomorrow.
 

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Male
Quarantine?
No
List any water conditioners and test kits used:
API test KIT
Experience
Just started
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
29 Gallon
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Freshwater Fish Only
Aquarium Start Date
February 19, 2021
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Marineland Penguin 200b
I started off with 21 platy fry and now I have 17. 5 have died in the past week and I want to try to stop it there... I thought it might be my acidic water, but it is fixed and I just lost one today. The fry are so important to me and I don't want to lose more. The water seems cloudy, I did a 50% water change yesterday, and the filter has been off for about five days. The ammonia 0.25, nitrate 0, nitrite 0.8, Total hardness 300, total chlorine 0, total alkalinity 40, ph 6.2. I feed them about 4-5 times a day. They are 11 weeks old, 12 tomorrow.
What do you feed them?
 
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mygerbilprince

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Aquarium Details  
Gender
Female
Quarantine?
No, but I will try it.
List any water conditioners and test kits used:
API ammonia test kit
Tetra Easystrips
Experience
5 to 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
10g
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Guppies, platys, cory catfish
Aquarium Start Date
8/14/20
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mygerbilprince

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Member
Messages
70
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26
Aquarium Details  
Gender
Female
Quarantine?
No, but I will try it.
List any water conditioners and test kits used:
API ammonia test kit
Tetra Easystrips
Experience
5 to 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
10g
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Guppies, platys, cory catfish
Aquarium Start Date
8/14/20
The water hasn't gotten better today
 
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