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Thread: Why are my fish dying?
12-10-2012, 02:17 AM #41
Originally Posted by KevinVA
12-10-2012, 07:38 AM #42
Going back to my last post... There may be something in the well water that is affecting them. Something that is NOT something we regularly test for. Something may have leeched into the well at some point in the last 2 months that has been undetected. So like i said before, get a sample tested.
Another possibility is salt. Have you had to treat an ich outbreak, or similar disease with salt? As far as im aware, cories are very sensitive to salt and would take quite a few WC's to remove it.Fiiiiiiiiiiissssshhhhhh!
12-10-2012, 02:10 PM #43
12-10-2012, 02:38 PM #44
Looking at the picture you posted, you have a beautiful aquarium.
I did notice what appears to be some yucky brown stuff on or inside of the intake tube on the back of your tank.
Do you clean your filter(s) regularly, or at least brush out the tubes and impeller chambers when they get gunky? That might be part of your problem -- excessive nitrates from dirty filters or dirty filter components. If the filter media gets clogged, that could also raise the nitrate level to an unsafe range. Rinsing the media in siphoned tank water will help clean it up a bit with minimal loss of your BB.
Has there been any construction work near your home recently, or sewage overflow, that might have contaminated your well water? Is yours a private well or a communal well? Sometimes, the powers that be will chlorinate a communal well. Have you had flooding in your area? That could also foul once-pristine well water.
The only other thing I can think of is you got some weak stock that already had ticking time bombs inside of them when you purchased them, and the slightest bit of stress from who-knows-where was enough to do them in.
Sometimes we have mystery deaths in our tanks that just can't be figured out. But in your case, I would definitely get your well water tested by someone who is COMPETENT (rare, these days!) to do it correctly and give you accurate results.
Meanwhile, try brushing out that intake tube and any other filter components that have become gunky, and see if that helps. It may be nothing more involved than that.
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12-10-2012, 03:51 PM #45
0Originally Posted by mermaidwannabe
BUT somebody mentioned SALT and that could be possible. I haven't done any treatments to the tank but I run this freshwater tank and I have a saltwater tank. About a week ago I was feeding mysis shrimp to the SW tank and didn't use up a full cube so I put the remainder in the freshwater tank. Prior to doing that the mysis had been soaking in saltwater and it would be entirely possible the cory's ate the salty shrimp.
I haven't had any more losses since I started this thread so maybe whatever was going on has come and gone.
12-10-2012, 03:58 PM #46
The brown stuff is diatoms.
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12-11-2012, 04:59 AM #47
0Originally Posted by cj5_dudeFiiiiiiiiiiissssshhhhhh!