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marissa marissa
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4th dead fish ;( #31
Just wondering if anyone can help me...

i got a 30 litre fish tank in march and added 2 fish 2 weeks after having the tank, water was tested and levels were fine. About 2 month after having the 2 fish 1 started floating and generally not looking very well and then it died and then about 1 month late the other did the same. I then did a water change and was told levels were fine (i went to a different aquarium) and purchased 2 new fish. 1 has now died and the second is on its way out... what am i doin wrong!! please help!! thanx
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Re: 4th dead fish ;( #32
Hi Marissa, welcome to FK

Can you tell us what sort of fish they were?

After 2 weeks your tank wouldn't have been ready for fish. Unfortunately you can't trust what most shops tell you

A fishless cycle can take up to 6 weeks and it's best to get your own test kit because a lot of shops will just tell you it's 'fine' without telling you any details. Water quality is very very important to your fish's health. Have a read of this and it will tell you more- http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/articles ... hless-cycling-article.htm
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Re: 4th dead fish ;( #33
Thanx for the reply,

The first 2 were globe eyes and the other 2 were a ryukin and a fantail, all babies. What do you think i should do now as would love to get more fish.
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Re: 4th dead fish ;( #34
What sort of fish do you want to keep? 30 litres isn't big enough to keep fish tbh, your fish would be much easier to look after in a larger tank. If you want some smallish tropical fish (easier and cheaper than keeping goldfish if you plan properly) then you could have a 60 litre tank. If you want to get more goldfish then they will need a very large tank long term as they grow quite big.

It's worth starting a new thread about this, you will get loads more replies that way
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Re: Diagnosing your fish illness - #35
hi, i'm new and just wondered if i could get a little bit of advice, i have whitespot in my 80L tank and i'm about to treat it, what i need to know is will the treatment be harmful to my apple snails? do i need to take them out?there only about a month old and still quite small, can anyone help me please
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Re: Diagnosing your fish illness - #36
Neither Protozin or Esha Exit are harmful to snails or other invertibrates. If you use something else you will have to check the label.
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Re: Diagnosing your fish illness - #37
Hi
I have two leopard danios and one pearl danio in a 35 litre tank. There have been no problems so far 😊 I just check on my fish and my pearl danio has a small cut on its left hand side. I don't know how this has happened and will it be ok ?
Thanks for the help.