Thread: Please help if you can!!!
07-21-2013, 04:10 AM #1Banned Guppy
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Please help if you can!!!
I have 5 blood red parrot fish in a 75 gallon tank. The temp. is 82 degrees. I have put more deco. in the tank. Im really desprate. Ive had them for 2-3 months. There scared of us. They dont eat. Also one of the fish is starting to have a red eye and losing color. Why are they scared of us?????
Last edited by FishOWhy; 07-21-2013 at 04:17 AM.
07-21-2013, 04:12 AM #2
What is it that you would like help with ?
What going on with your fish ?
I have also move your thread to the correct section of the forum
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07-21-2013, 04:19 AM #3
You haven't specified the problem. If it is the temperature(which is awfully high) then open up any tank covers to allow evaporation, direct a fan to the tank, put in bottles of ice and turn off the lights.
EDIT: i see that you are worried of your fish being shy. I don't know your exact situation, but a general recipe for making fish bolder is to add more hiding spaces(ironically the more hiding spaces the less fish hide. This is because they feel more confident), dim the lights a bit, and add small bold "dither fish" that will reassure the shy fish that there is no danger.
Last edited by madagascariensis; 07-21-2013 at 04:23 AM.
07-21-2013, 04:38 AM #4
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Kill the lights, and lower the temp a bit. My tanks are sitting at 85* because its so darned hot. They are more shy now than ever. Try feeding them some blood worms, most fish cant resist them.
What kind of substrate do you have for these guys? They need a sand to dig in and caves to inhabit.
Walk softly around the tank and slowly it seems to help my fish.
Anther question, what are your ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, ph (one reading in the tank and another reading from the tap) and how much water are you changing with your weekly pwc? What kind of food are you trying to feed them?KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
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07-21-2013, 01:12 PM #5
These members are all providing great advice and asking good questions - please answer the questions and explain how your tank is set up - that will help a great deal!46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT
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07-21-2013, 01:49 PM #6
like imma24 stated .if you can answer the questios they're asking ,they CAN help ya' . good luck.