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Have I traumatised my female Acara!? #1
Hi,

A week ago my Electric blue Acara's spawned and days later I'd sucked the fry out and into a fry nursery inside the tank due to their numbers appearing to fall daily. Since then the female Acara hasn't eaten and will occasionally spit food out if she bother's to venture towards any food at all. For days now she's been either sat in the plants or stays in the corner of the aquarium. Could removing the fry from her have caused this?

My water tests are all normal (Everything is zero, nitrates are virtually zero)

Last night I did randomly lose a platy overnight who'd appeared to have trouble with buoyancy the night before. (I think a few of the fish try to eat the plec algae wafers and as this expands a lot I'm not sure if this could have caused it.

As I'd worried about the Accra I did add Esha 200 and Esha Exit to the tank but nothing has changed on day 3 of the treatment.

any help would be great, thanks.
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Re: Have I traumatised my female Acara!? #2
I suspect the loss of the platy is coincidental and your acara is depressed at the loss of her young. She'll get over it when she fills with eggs and they breed again.
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Re: Have I traumatised my female Acara!? #3
Hopefully! She won't eat or anything right now. I did notice an hour ago that she attempted to poo but it was a small and white (not stringy) wasn't sure if paeasites could have been an issue?
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Re: Have I traumatised my female Acara!? #4
Probably just a result of her poor appetite.
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Re: Have I traumatised my female Acara!? #5
She died 😪
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Re: Have I traumatised my female Acara!? #6
Aw - very sorry indeed to read about this. :'-(
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Re: Have I traumatised my female Acara!? #7
Sorry to hear that