Thread: Someone Plz! Help Emergency
12-03-2012, 12:46 AM #1
Someone Plz! Help Emergency
Hello my name is robert i have a sick rainbow shark!! Just noticed the strange activity today usually the cave is the main place it stays except to feed of corse. But just today she has been floating straight up and down in the tank near the top sticking her head out every now and then ... what is wrong plz help i wanna save her!!!!!!
12-03-2012, 12:52 AM #2
1: welcome to the forum
2: a mod will move this thread so i'll answer you here:
we need the following info to start to help:
A: tank size
B: Tank filtration
C: Water Parameters: ammonia, nitrite, nitrate
1: is the tank cycled?
2: what are you using to test the water parameters?
D: other fish in the tank
12-03-2012, 01:00 AM #3
with a tetra30-60gal. filtration.
1 dwarf graw.
and a placo
all has been fine till today no agression in any of the fish very peacefull till today yes it is cycled the tiger barbs and rainbow sharks wher moved from my 10 galabout 3months ago when i got new tank
12-03-2012, 01:05 AM #4
Im using jungle 5 in 1 test stripes
nitrate 80-180 its hard to tell the color
12-03-2012, 01:08 AM #5
What is a "dwarf graw" I put that into google and nothing came up.
second: what kind of pleco
third-rainbow sharks should be in a least a 55gallon tank (4ft long minimum) they are super active swimmers and aggressive.
do you have a reading on ammonia?
how did you cycle your 29gallon tank?
based on those #'s, (no nitrites or nitrates) I'm leaning towards your tank is not cycled and nitrates that high are dangerous to fish.
So for starters while we get the above info:
do a 50% water change, fill back up, then do another 50% water change.
This will lower your nitrate levels to safe levels.
12-03-2012, 01:14 AM #6
Sorry ment dwarf gourami and i dont knw exatcly what kind of placo and i dont have any ammonia test strips at the moment