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    Question Juvenile Angelfish Died Suddenly!!


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    Ok so I bought three fish on 5/21/15 I bought a dwarf gourami, a peppered cory cat and a silver angelfish from my LFS its a big box store were I've bought all my other fish and they have all done fairly well. I did my weekly WC on 5/23/15 and did the same routine I have done since the beginning. I drained approx. 25-30% of the water dosed the entire tank with a dose of SEA-CHEM prime and I did a dose of API Stress Zyme since it was the new fishes first WC, it seems to help. Everything was great this week I tested the water on Wednesday and it all looked good. Saturday came time for another WC, I always test the water before I do a water change and the parameter were on par. Wake up Sunday everyone is swimming to the top to get fed but I don't see the angel, so I watch for a minute and nothing, I have a decoration that has an air stone in it to both aerate the water and give a cool visual affect and I notice the air coming out weird so I investigate and find my angelfish it there dead. No discoloration, no white spots, no indicators that it was sick. I have heard that they are very fragile as small juveniles but it seemed to be doing great and just up and died. I don't know if you guys have any idea what might have went wrong. I do plan to get more, what should I look for and stay away from when buying angels?

    Tank parameters the day I did my WC

    Ammonia 0ppm
    Nitrites 0ppm
    Nitrates 10-20ppm they're to close for me to tell I always write down 20
    pH 7.6 like it has been since the day I started.

    Thanks in advance!!!

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    Angelfish prefer a low pH, something around 7.0. That might have been the issue. They're very sensitive fish.

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    The PH might be an issue yes. Also, I just never trust the durability of fish from a big box store. Hardy fish would be alright, but personally if I'm to get more sensitive juvenile fish, I'd like to get them from a better source. Sounds like you've done everything right, this stuff just happens some times.
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    The PH doesn't have anything to do with its death.

    So the fish got stuck in the decoration? So if it did get stuck, being bombarded with the air bubbles what probably caused its death. Post a pic of the decoration. If you catch a dead fish within 6 hours, you won't typically see any discoloration.

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    How did you acclimate the new fish to your tank ?
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    To acclimate my fish I float the bag in the tank water for 10-20mins with the lights off until the bag feels the sam temp. as the tank. I then take a medicine syringe and drip tank water into the bag slowly over maybe 20mins then I get the fish out of the bag with a net and release them into the tank and turn the lights on.

    Im thinking it was either a preexisting illness or maybe weak genes. The angel used to hide in that decoration all the time and was fine.

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