Why does my aquarium always have problems?

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kamal ayash

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I've been dealing with issues in my 5-month-old aquarium. It all started with white spots, so I got some medicine to treat the fish. However, some lost color, leading to more treatments. When I introduced new guppies, problems escalated, and diseases spread, causing daily fish losses. I lost 12, including a guppy and a platy. Now, there's neon tetra disease, and I bought medication for that too. I need help managing these problems without breaking the bank. Any advice to make things simpler and more cost-effective?
 

Rbishop

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We need much more info....
Tank size?
How was the initial cycling done?
Current parameters from a good liquid test kit?
Pic of tank?
What is your maintenance routine?
What are you treating with?
Did you QT any of the new additions?
 

FreshyFresh

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Any advice to make things simpler and more cost-effective?
Sorry about your issues! Once you get the "bugs" worked out you'll be fine.

Read up on establishing a nitrogen cycle and how to measure for it. Read up on water changes. Neither of those should be expensive. Assuming you were dealing with ich, that can be dealt with w/out medicine, so I would stop buying/adding meds unless you know exactly what you are dealing with. The only additive I would be using at this point is seachem prime or similar.
 
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