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    Maybe but very unlikely just an idea I didn't see suggested. I'd do a couple of big water changes and see how it goes.
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    It's likely a combination of things that have all added up to cause your problems. Adding substrate that might not have been washed well enough combined with a lack of water changes is the most likely cause. When also combined with a little aggression from time to time and some already weekend fish from you past problems could also make matter worse.

    All the more reason to do a lot of extra and large water changes

    Was the substrate you added meant for fresh water tanks only ?
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    It can't possibly be a lack of water changes. When the tank crashed because of the soil, I replaced all of the water except for the half a gallon that I kept the fish in while I was cleaning the tank. Plus, all the parameters are fine... I guess I'll have to change the water anyway, in case the Febreze did get in there.

    The substrate is a sand that's meant for freshwater tanks but can be used in saltwater. It's sand that's naturally black and inert, so I don't think it's causing the problems.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
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    I don't think your understanding what we are trying to tell you. Your parameters might be ok now but because of the lack of water changes in the past it is still causing problems. Until you can pinpoint a specific cause I would work under that theory and just do 2 or 3 50 percent or more water changes a week for a month or so and see how it goes.
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    Don't worry, I'm going to do more water changes. I have to get a Python water changer first, though.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
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    Okay, I've gotten a Python and am changing the water out.

    For future reference, gold gouramis have no clue whatsoever how to eat fruit flies.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishkeeper View Post
    For future reference, gold gouramis have no clue whatsoever how to eat fruit flies.
    LOL. Ya I agree, only certain fish have the knowledge needed to take down bugs.
    I had an archer fish once which was very good at it.
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