Thread: My Parrot is in trouble.
02-26-2010, 04:14 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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My Parrot is in trouble.
I have a large parrot who is not eating and just remaining in one spot facing downward. The other two in the tank is doing fine. I had an alge problem in the tank because it sits by a window and the sunlight was causing the alge. I removed all the deocorations and cleaned with bleach and rinsed them real good and I added a treatment of tetra alge treatment. My one parrot has been acting strange every since. Any recomendations would be greatly apprecited.
02-26-2010, 11:00 PM #2
Hello and welcome to AC. I saw this post in another thread and moved it here to it's own thread so you could get some responses to your problem.
You cleaned a bunch of stuff in bleach. When you do that, you should always soak it well in dechlorinated water to make sure all is removed or you will cause an ammonia spike in your tank. You also added an algae remover. I have a feeling that your tank may not be cycled and adding extra chemicals to remove algae should never be done.
Is this algae brown and is this a newly set up tank? If so, has this tank been cycled prior to adding these fish. If this is the brown algae, it is normal in new tanks for a couple months and will go away on it's own. You only need to wipe off the decorations and glass with paper towels. If it's stubborn to remove, a very light soaking in bleach is fine but you must be very careful and make sure you soak in dechlorinator and add extra dechlorinator to your tank water.
If your tank has not been properly cycled prior to adding these fish, read the links at the bottom of my post. I would do a large water change to remove that algae remover, make sure there is adaquate oxygen from your filter and get yourself a test kit to check for toxins.
Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 02-26-2010 at 11:02 PM.