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  • Posted on: 17/6/2013 15:49
PLEASE PLEASE HELP #1
My tank has spiked MAJORLY!
I have a 120 litre tank, running a fluval filter, and have the tank heated to 22 degrees. In the tank I have 2 fantails that are about 4inches long another fantail about 2 inches long and a black moor at about 2 inches long... last night one of the bigger fantails started 'flashing' and has his fins clamped, and my smaller fantail has his fins clamped too, both of them are calico fantails, yet my other fantail and black moor are going about their usual business and seem uneffected. I was concerned about parasites but decided on a water test before jumping to conclusions... The results came back as follows: ph - 7.6, ammonia - 4.0, nitrite - 5.0, nitrate - 10ppm

HELP! Im really scared for my fish..
Ive just done a 25% water change, and added a few plants. I use quick start and stress coat to the tap water and allow it to warm to room temp before adding it to the tank.
The small fantail and the black moor were added two weeks ago could this have caused the spike? If not what has? And what can I do to get it back to normal quickly? Im scared for my little fishy friends my two calico's look so sad.

Please help me, Thank You


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  • Posted on: 9/4/2013 17:38
Re: Any idea what type of Algae Eater this is? #2
Thank you so much for your help x


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  • Posted on: 9/4/2013 16:54
Re: Any idea what type of Algae Eater this is? #3
Thats what I though I will transfer him to my other tank, which has a heater so I can slowly increase the temperature for him. Is there any fish that would be suitable to go in the tank with him I don't like the thought of him being lonely I'm a soft touch, and I couldn't bare to take him back he's an entertaining like thing when he's not busy sulking my Goldfish x


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  • Posted on: 9/4/2013 11:53
Re: Any idea what type of Algae Eater this is? #4
Thats really helpful thank you, I have him in a coldwater tank with two Fantails.. The Lady in the shop said he's been kept in coldwater tanks there but that they were versatile when in comes to temp of the water and that he'll be fine with the fantails... Which was the case till about a couple of days ago when I noticed him sucking one of my fish. Not that I can blame him as the Fantails keep swimming over and settling next to him and letting him do it.. What do I do? I'm no expert but I pretty sure common sense says thats not right.. x


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  • Posted on: 9/4/2013 11:35
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  • Posted on: 9/4/2013 11:32
Any idea what type of Algae Eater this is? #6
Hi, Does anyone know what sort of Algae Eater this could be? The picture is not very clear as I took It with my phone, I bought him 3 weeks ago and he was just over an inch long and now he is just over 2inches.. He was labelled an Indian Algae Eater but having looked through the net I feel he looks like a Chinese Algae Eater.. Could someone please advise me :) Thank you x


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  • Posted on: 26/3/2013 22:09
Re: What type of Goldfish are these? #7
Thats brilliant, thanks for all your help :)


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  • Posted on: 26/3/2013 21:21
Re: What type of Goldfish are these? #8
I've read about them having bloodworm in their diet, how do you feed it to them? Do you have to prepare it any special way?


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  • Posted on: 26/3/2013 18:47
Re: What type of Goldfish are these? #9
This is him when we very first got him, he's the same size as ''Hat'' now. Don't often get pictures of him, he's not as forward as Hat is, he lurks around on his own hence the name jaws lol x
http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/myalbum0/photo.php?lid=5259


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  • Posted on: 26/3/2013 18:37
Re: What type of Goldfish are these? #10
Do you have any idea what he could be? He's so lovely and comes over to greet me when I go near the tank. I'd love to know what he is x



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