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    right so as mentioned in some of my earlier threads i have lost a few fish in the first month since my tank has been cycled...

    4 swordtails in the first 2weeks..now after adding 4 platys one died this morning and one is on the way out :(

    i have noticed it has like a fluffy white film on its fins and a lil white spot on its eye?

    what i am confused about is 2 of my swordtails i first brought are doing fine??
    the fish that died was fine yesterday?

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    If you get poor quality fish their immune system isn't upto scratch. What you describe sounds like fungus, that will hurt the poorer fish and can eventually kill.

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    Over feeding and not getting all the food out of the substarte (esp. gravel) can be a hot bed for fungus and cause the fish issues. There are fungus treatments but good tank cleaning and going easy on food will go a long way (not that that is the issue but this is something to consider.)
    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

    For Fishless cycling:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640

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    In addition, it is also really important to check new fish carefully in the store before purchasing - sometimes you might notice other fish (that you aren't interested in) with funny stuff on them - red flag to avoid all the fish in that tank.

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    right so i have woken up and found all the platys dead!! :( now only leaving me with 2 swordtails which i had from the beginning...im just annoyed how now i have gone through the whole fishless cycle process to lose 8 fish now in a month!! it is not pleasant and makes me wonder why i am doing this! i have done a 50% water change...i am now wandering what am i to do next !! :(

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    Have you checked your water parameters lately ?

    Could something be off ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    ammonia 0.00
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    nitrate 10

    ph 7.2

    all have been like this apart from my wild ph swing after i cycled first off

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    They were all swimming normally, eating normally? They all looked healthy when you brought them home?

    You might have mentioned this before but what size is your tank?

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    they were all fine when i brought them, some hid when i came into the room but that is normal right? my tank is 90litre (26gal)

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    How long had you owned them before they started dying?

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