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03-27-2013, 05:35 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Please help all my tropical fish are dying
My tank is in serious trouble. It is a 50 gallon tank with one of those external filters....The filter is like about a foot tall cylinder with some fibris mats and some plastic cylinder like material in between the lairs. There is also a foot long bubbler stick in the bottom of the tank that runs around the clock as well and the water temperature is a constant 77-78 degrees 24 hours a day. The tank has been going for about 4-5 months now everything was going good....there was only maybe 8-9 small fish in it and a bunch of small weird snails that hitch hiked a ride on a live plant an started breeding. Fast forward to today now in the last 2 weeks alot of the snails are dead as well as all the fish but 2 of the same species. I am sorry I do not know the species it is a neon yellow fish with a tiny red spot on it's forhead. An now even one of these fish is now looking not very well and is swimming sideways and at times it seems like he is gasping for air although he is doing it while underwater. He seems to get around pretty well albeit swimming sideways the other fish seems to be fine atm. I do not know what is wrong the only thing I have atm that I can use to test the water is a PH strip which came up as 6.8. I feel really bad and I wan't do help this fish and not lose these last two and get the tank back in order and I feel really bad that I neglected it and let all the fish die. Any idea what is going on here? Other then the fish swimming sideways I can't see anything physically wrong with it. I have not cleaned the filter at all as my brother has had fish for many years and I asked him if the filter needs to be cleaned and he keeps telling me no.
Last edited by Arkmind; 03-27-2013 at 05:37 AM.