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03-24-2013, 02:41 AM #11
Sounds like internal bacterial infection.
05-09-2013, 10:50 AM #12Junior Member Guppy
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I don't think cycling killed his fish, Polypterus are very hardy fish, especially a senegalus. These fish can live without a filter or food for ages. Your fish probably was sick. 2 days, with not even more than 3ppm to kill a hardy fish? No.
Your fish was sick dude. Bacterial most likely as amiidae suggested.
For a fish to die from ammonia burning, it would take longer, especially when its a 55 gallon with a few guppies and how big was the senegalus? 4-5 inches? And you would see gasping, red gills etc.
Last edited by yl4870; 05-09-2013 at 10:52 AM.
05-09-2013, 12:22 PM #13
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