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helptoall helptoall
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  • Posted on: Yesterday 21:39
Re: Sick guppy and weired behavior #1
Today one of the guppys{not the one that was acting weired} became bloated in the mornign and passed in the evening.. this bloat and other bloatswerne like dropsy, there were no pinconing and it seems like only a part of the belly is got bigger and not all of it... any advice please??


fcmf fcmf
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  • Posted on: Yesterday 21:32
Re: Unwell fish fin rot #2
Check and monitor your water quality (ammonia, nitrite, nitrates) using a liquid-based test kit. You need to ensure that water quality is consistently 0 for each of ammonia and nitrite, and no more than 20 above tap water levels for nitrates.

Water quality needs to remain consistently at this level, even just prior to your scheduled water change (weekly presumably), to prevent fish succumbing to illness or dying - if any of those levels are higher, then do more frequent and/or larger water changes.


Dan123 Dan123
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  • Posted on: Yesterday 18:26
Unwell fish fin rot #3
We think some of the fish have got fin rot. Yesterday morning we woke to a dead Molly and guppy. We went to a fish place and bought some medication for the wate4, but we have had another platy die this evening. The medication is a 3 day treatment, so far we have done 2. Is there anything else we can do as other fish aren't looking healthy either?


fcmf fcmf
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  • Posted on: 17/4 13:22
Re: API Prevent Algae has KILLED my Fish! #4
What an absolutely devastating event to have occurred.

I would have thought that if it was this product per se which killed your fish, then others would have experienced the same and the products would no longer exist. One possibility would have been that something was awry in the tank already (detectable or not) but, for whatever reason, this was “the straw that broke the camel’s back”. *However*, I’ve just had a look on Amazon and have seen your review and a number of others’ reviews which have had similar consequences, which collectively are concerning, so thanks for drawing attention to this as it might save others from the same fate! Always worth checking the worst reviews of any product to see what the nature of those reviews is.

A quick google search brought up this article https://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk ... les/10-ways-to-beat-algae which states “There are fewer algae treatments nowadays as UK legislation prevents some being sold, but remember to always check that your water is well oxygenated and filtered to cope with a sudden algae die-off.”

Going forwards, you mention that you “set up a fresh tank” – just checking that you didn’t discard the filter media altogether with its build-up of beneficial bacteria which helps process fish waste? If so, you’ll be going through a cycling process at the moment – this may account for the additional fish deaths but you’ll need to be extremely careful during this time and not add any stock. Read this: https://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/articles ... ammonia-nitrite-spike.htm

If these 5 fish are still alive, and you want to restock your tank ultimately, and you have a spare filter and tank/container, then I’d strongly advise doing a fishless cycle on the spare filter in its own tank/container to prepare it for the new fish https://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/articles ... hless-cycling-article.htm, then, once that’s complete and you’re ready to get new stock, transfer the filter across into the main tank along with adding the new fish. Even if you still had the existing filter media in the filter and hadn’t discarded it, the aforementioned suggestion would be a better way to restock given the recent ‘upheaval’ in the tank.

Best of luck and thanks for highlighting your horrible experience and the existence of other reviews of similar experiences.


helptoall helptoall
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  • Posted on: 16/4 22:13
Sick guppy and weired behavior #5
Hi, i have a 70L tank with 10 guppies and 1 pleco, external filter 600 l/h water temp 26C water parameters are 0,0,7. WC every week 25%. 18 days ago one of the guppies became bloated. i moved him to quarantee and try to treat with Furanol with no success.His bloating was uneven, one side more bloated then the other,and ive assumed it was a tumor.He passed after 3 days since the first signs of bloat. Since then ive monitored the tank very carefully for any signs , but non appeared. Today iv found one of the guppies dead and another one laying on the bottom with raised scales{the other 2 didnt showed this sign.} last night they were all active, all came to eat with no signs of illness..Now one of he gupp started this weired behavior of swimming near the bottom in a weiired way ill add a video. Im worried that he is coming with an illness too. do you know what is this behavior?

I would appreaciate any help and advice about what is it and what to do to treat and prevent more infections. thank you
https://youtu.be/tbOtsZHOSE8


helptoall helptoall
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  • Posted on: 16/4 21:58
Help goldfish #6
Hi ive rescued 3 goldfish 10 days ago from a neglected tank.one of them was bigger and healthy,eating and well behaving so after a few days ive moved him to a pond. the other 2 are weak and arent eatingone of them trying to eat but spitt it immidietly and the other dosent show any interest. ive treated with Kanaplex 3 doses and now in the middle of Furanol treatment with no change. ive noticed about 3 times since ive rescued them of a weired behavior of shaking like theyr trying to shake something of them and darting. today one of them darted and almost jumped out of the tank. I started to add some NaCl to the tank 2 days ago and im doing it very slowly so far there are 2 tspn in the 40 liter tank. The antibiotics so far dosent show any effect so im thinking on trying anti parasite med like levamisole. I have it but when im mixing it in the water it smells weired. Did anyone noticed a weired smell when using levamisoleHCL? do you have any advices on what should i do?
There are no external signs for illness and the parametres are 0,0,5
thank you


ReindeerBond ReindeerBond
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  • Posted on: 16/4 12:02
API Prevent Algae has KILLED my Fish! #7
Hi
Has anyone else experienced the same devastation as me?

Added slightly less than the recommended dose in the evening after checking water parameters were all okay.
15/30 fish all DEAD in the morning and others are all struggling.
Setup a fresh tank but after a couple of days I am left with 5 fish!!!!!
Manufacturer says their product is not to blame ... BEWARE AND CHECK OTHER REVIEWS BEFORE USING


jonnyunlimited jonnyunlimited
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  • Posted on: 15/4 13:16
Re: Looking to rehome some equipment #8
thank yooooou :) x


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 15/4 6:06
Re: tank filling/waterchanges #9
If you use a hose to water change, put the dechlorinator in the tank before you start filling and use a dose large enough for the whole tank volume.


Nyxie Nyxie
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  • Posted on: 15/4 1:29
Re: New tank Stocking advice #10
Thank you very much. I think you're right with the cardinals plus I checked my lfs and they dont do neons now due to the sickness but their cardinals look very healthy. Just need to get this tank cycled now lol



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