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My fishes keep dying! Help!!|Freshwater

Discussion in 'Freshwater Newbie Forum' started by annesoee, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. annesoee

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    1) approx. 2 months
    2) By making water changes and mostly using the Nutrafin aqua+ and cycle. Oh and I've waited until the water came out clean (tests all perfect).
    3) my test is for nitrite and nitrates; therefore the nitrate is at 0 too.
    4 & 5) I use Nutrafin aqua plus as water conditioner and I do a 20% water change.
     
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    I'm a bit concerned in that a cycled tank shouldn't have 0 nitrates. You should be reading something on the nitrate test, because the bacteria converts nitrites to nitrates.

    Unfortunately, tretra cycle (IMO/E) is not very good at cycling the tank. Additionally, a single pea puffer won't cycle a tank for the larger fish that you added. I'm almost willing to bet that you had an ammonia spike from the new fish, you may have missed the spike by not testing at the right time, but the symptoms match.

    Additionally, how did you add the fish? Did you drip acclimate them? Float them? And then did you catch them in a net and transfer them or did you dump the bag water in too?
     
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    That tank is not cycled. Your fish are dying, likely from ammonia poisoning.
     

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