Why Have All My Silver Dollars Dies Within 12 Hours

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Ben Stubbs-Bronson, Apr 19, 2018.

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    Ben Stubbs-Bronson New Member Member

    I have a bio orb, i did a half water change as i normaly do but something obviously went very wrong. Within 1 hour 1 silver dollar had died, over the next 12 hours the other 5 all died. The only think i can think is the tap water must have been bad but how when it's tap water the same as i always use
     
  2. j

    jaymethy Valued Member Member

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    Ben Stubbs-Bronson New Member Member

    No but i never have and ive had the silver dollars for 2 years
     




  4. j

    jaymethy Valued Member Member

    I'd say that you definitely should! There is fluctuations in whats in the water coming from your tap, and you just got hit with levels of something that your fish couldn't handle this one time. So dechlorinator every time will prevent it from happening again.

    At least that is my best bet at what happened.
     
  5. SixThreeOh

    SixThreeOh Well Known Member Member

    Aren't those bio orbs tiny?
     
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    Ben Stubbs-Bronson New Member Member

    Thats what i thought. I am left with 2 Angel fish and 1 of them is not looking good with a damaged dorsal fin and a missing side fin. I'm guessing the dollars battered it before they died :(

    105L
     
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  7. SixThreeOh

    SixThreeOh Well Known Member Member

    Still way too small for silver dollars.
     
  8. OP
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    Ben Stubbs-Bronson New Member Member

    They were only tiny and would have been mooved to my larger tank in time
     
  9. j

    jaymethy Valued Member Member

    The one issue that arises with planning to move fish when they get too big, is that sometimes the limited space stunts their growth. This is a problem because their organ's growth doesn't get stunted.
     
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    Ben Stubbs-Bronson New Member Member

    I did not know that
     
  11. j

    jaymethy Valued Member Member

    Most people don't. And we are all just here trying to do right by our fish, and it's so unfortunate the information is hard to come by in this hobby.
     




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