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Thread: 3 of my 5 Corys died :-(
10-03-2012, 04:00 PM #1
3 of my 5 Corys died :-(
I lost my pleco last week :( So I thought I would try out a new bottom feeder and went for some green corys.
On Monday, I bought 3 to see how they would do before I added more. Unfortunately, one died the next morning. So I blamed it on the shock on switching over to a new tank.
I took him back to the LFS and got 2 more corys, thinking a bigger group would help them relax more. So of the 4 I had Tuesday morning, I lost 2 more over the night...
I'm lost and really concerned for my fish :( I added 5 small tiger barbs last week and they have had no issues *knock on wood*
I have a 65 gallon tank
Topfin 60 filter (I know it's not strong enough, I'm working on getting a better one)
A few live plants
5 sunburst platties
5 red wag platties
5 black skirt tetras
3 Dalmation mollies
5 tiger barbs
2 of 4 green corys :-(
I do weekly water changes of at least 25% and I tested my water this morning after changing it because I lost the 2 corys over night and here's a picture of my testing strip.
My nitrates seem high but that's probably due to the dead fish, even after the small water change so I know I need to work on lowering that down.
Any suggestions on how I can improve my tank for my corys? I'm open to any suggestions and would appreciate any feedback. Thanks!