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06-01-2013, 09:50 PM #11Member Swordtails
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- May 2013
im not a beginner here i know what im doing the tank is fine as far as the chemical balance goes. im wondering if maybe the tank switch stress them out and thats what caused i have lenty of beneficial bacteria i use eco complete live cichlid gravel along with two filters that both have bacteria built up from the previous tanks they were on not to mention i started with thee water i was using in the tanks previous to this one so i know its cycled.
06-01-2013, 09:51 PM #12
If you moved the filter or the filter media from the cycled tank to the new tank as you said, then yes, your tank should be cycled.
I'd still be checking all water perimeters as an imbalance can occur at any time.
What do you use to test for ammonia and nitrites and nitrates?
And by the way - you could have saved us both a lot of time if you had disclosed all of this up front instead of piece by piece with every question I asked. :o) Just trying to help but without the full picture it a tough trick.
Stress, yes could cause the white lips. Nipping could cause it. Fungus could cause it.
Once again, a photo or video could help.
Last edited by fishmommie; 06-01-2013 at 10:02 PM.
06-01-2013, 10:19 PM #13Banned Guppy
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- Oakland, CA
+1 to fishmommie re: disclosing information. A fish tank is a complex water ecosystem and many parameters can come into play. 3 Q:
1- substrates: what and how deep? From the old tank or new?
2- juveniles, means that they've been in your care for not too long, so when and how did you get them.
3- Were they part of the transition or did you get the new tank to accommodate new ones? Do you breed?
As a preventive measure, i would quarantine the fish that looks sick, and i mean right away before - if an infection - it reaches the stage it becomes contagious.
Cycling ... ok, let's just say that if you transferred media and water into a new tank (is it bigger than the previous one?), it does not mean that your bacterial colonies are fully functional. If the transfer was instantaneous, most likely the bacteria are present but might need time to adapt. So yes, a complete new testing of your ANN levels and pH should be done asap.
It's hard to offer a remedy, but again, quarantine your rusty.
06-01-2013, 10:31 PM #14