View Full Version : someone please help me before I kill all my fish.

06-30-2006, 01:47 AM
I'm doing daily water changes because my nitrites are 10.0
William is wonderful at helping me here though.
My pregnant guppy died just a few moments ago and my kids and I are heartbroken.We watched her as she would swim extremely fast darting up and down and eventually sink and flop over. other than my nitrites being dangerously high, what else could have happened to her? thank you.

06-30-2006, 10:43 AM

06-30-2006, 04:20 PM
That can sometimes happen when they are close to give birth when they get stressed.

06-30-2006, 06:49 PM
Thank you for the info.I bought some pH down today because it's high as well along with the nitrite still at 10.0 after water changes everyday and not feeding.

06-30-2006, 07:15 PM
i should not say anything, but it not your ph. if you lower it much lower you will have major problem!!!

06-30-2006, 07:43 PM
No the pH is likely not what killed the guppy but pH 8.4 is still high and it is good if you lower it.

The ammonia or stress or the combination is a more likely explanaition.

You know that your opinions are appriciated Rollie. Even if I don't always agree with you.

06-30-2006, 07:58 PM
I appreciate any opinions. Thank you.

07-29-2006, 04:15 PM
Check The Ammonia, Nitrite levels as they are the major killers of fish,
If the nitrits is 10.0 still do 50% water changes daily as this is an emergency, that should lower it fast.

Hope it Helps Save Your Fish