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FINWHIPPED
01-25-2007, 06:59 PM
My Silver Dollars are not well. One has turned black!!! and swims upside down or just hangs upside down at the surface. The rest are not feeding. What can be wrong?

Glasstapper
01-25-2007, 09:14 PM
before we can help, we need to know what your water parameters are. ammonia, nitrite, nitrate. what's your pH? how long have you had them? what are their tankmates? what do you feed them and how often? what size is their tank? what is your water change schedule?

Lady Hobbs
01-26-2007, 03:11 AM
Turning black is a sure sign of ammonia poisioning. Gourami's do the same thing.

cocoa_pleco
01-26-2007, 04:33 AM
Cycle the tank properly, put the sd in a diff tank, and for gods sake do a MAJOR water change and get some ammo-lock.

FINWHIPPED
01-26-2007, 07:56 PM
Commonity tank with 4 angels, 2 white mollies,2 cory's, 2 convicts, 1 pleco and a black ghost. Had them 6 weeks. Problems is or was ammonia. Done 2 water changes in 12h, put in something to clear the ammonia and something to jumpstart the cycling. All appear better and the worst affected dollar moved the quarintine tank- also doing better (thanks to my wife's homeopathic concoctions) OK the convicts don't belong in the tank but had to move them somewhere to keep the female from eating the fry!! They will be removed shortly. Thanks to Reptileguy for your advice.

Lady Hobbs
01-29-2007, 12:35 PM
You also need to get rid of the Black Ghost. They get enormous.
http://badmanstropicalfish.com/stats/misc_stats/stats_misc1b.html

As does the common pleco. You really need to check out the compatiblity charts and read up more on fish that do not belong together and what size they will grow to.

jeffs99dime
01-29-2007, 01:34 PM
You also need to get rid of the Black Ghost. They get enormous.
http://badmanstropicalfish.com/stats/misc_stats/stats_misc1b.html

As does the common pleco. You really need to check out the compatiblity charts and read up more on fish that do not belong together and what size they will grow to.

yeah. definitely remove the ghost knife!