View Full Version : Firemouth Died

05-09-2008, 05:01 AM
Well lo and behold I went home last night and my firemouth was dead - it was out of the blue as it seemed healthy and had been feeding. I have had trouble with my pH levels in that tank - i'd lost a few kribs but as soon as I added crushed coral and upped it slightly everyone seemed happy. I even added a Green Severum whom is very very happy and growing exceptionally fast.

I have noticed my convict stressed on and off - but that's prob when i go up to the tank, any thoughts cause I really loved that little guy.

Wild Turkey
05-09-2008, 07:11 AM
Hard to tell, since it seemed fine just recently. Sorry for your loss :11:

05-09-2008, 10:45 AM
Sorry for the loss..... :1luvu:

05-09-2008, 01:46 PM
sorry for your loss...........:11:

05-09-2008, 02:21 PM
So sorry to hear about your firemouth. It's hard to accept when a fish dies especially if they seemed healthy the last time you saw them.

05-09-2008, 04:29 PM
Sorry for your loss.... and sorry I can't offer up any great wisdom. Other than it happens. Just keep trying your best.

05-09-2008, 04:32 PM
So Sorry. This is the unfortunate aspect of fishkeeping we all have to deal with.


Lady Hobbs
05-09-2008, 06:30 PM
Could have been the severum. The severum and firemouths are not known as compatible.

05-09-2008, 06:33 PM
sorr about your fish,what was the ph before you added the coral?what was it after?

05-16-2008, 03:04 AM
You know I never once saw the firemouth and severum fight - but who knows. The pH was really low around 6.6 before I added the coral and then it got up to about 7.2 over a few days. I've not lost any other fish so it's rather weird, even my kribs that were dropping like flies before the coral seem much happier.

I now have a new green severum and boy is it growing fast - so one gorgeous gold one and the green - though they don't socialise much - my gold gourami hangs out with the gold severum - perhaps it thinks they match?!

Thanks everyone for your messages - I HATE losing fish.