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HELP 911 - RED SPOT - FISH AND SHRIMP DYING

Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by rockmissjess, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. rockmissjess

    rockmissjess New Member

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    HELP! PLEASE!
    So in the last week all my shrimp except one has died. And guppy fish are dying every few days... at first i noticed with a few shimmying... and sitting at the top of the tank doing absolutely nothing..before they passed. so i looked closely at the one doing it right now.. shes a female fully prego... and she has a RED DOT on her tummy... ANYONE KNOW WHATS GOING ON?


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    I started the first dose of API General Cure Yesterday... tomorrow will be the 2nd dose...

    Im so very very sad and ive been reading forum after forum and im just trying to figure out whats killing off this tank...

     
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    internal bleeding... suggestion.
    What are your:
    Water parameters
    Water temperature
    Filtration system(s)
     
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    jager heater - 78.6 F (digital thermometer)
    Aqueon 20 filter
    Bubble Wall
    Everything is perfect except ammonia levels through the roof.. i imagine its a mini cycle after effect tho because i changed the substrate from gravel to sand friday...
     
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    what is bubble wall?
    also forgot to ask about tank size...?
    When did you start up the tank?
    Sand doesn't carry ammonia *unless added* and it doesn't carry any beneficial bacteria. That is not the problem.
     
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    20 gallon high
    i moved everything from a 10 gallon established tank to this 20 gallon high about 2 weeks ago... (wanted a bigger tank)
    I do have marineland bacteria handy if suggested to use it i can.
     
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    bubble wall is like a 7" long stick airstone?
     
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    Marineland bacteria isn't "bacteria" I do not think, maybe but I haven't done research on it. If it is a quick cycle sort of thing its just an ammonia base mix. You do not need an airstone. have you added anything to the water recently? Can you give me some info from the old tank in regards to stock and what you added to it as well if anything?
     
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    Did you add the fish or shrimp
    First? Inverts do a great job at hiding disease and can infect an intire system if not quarantined properly. If the ammonia leaves are through the roof: move your fish to somewhere safer, exposure to high levels of ammonia is not good for fish. Especially those whom are infected with a disease.
     
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    So nothing is perfect.

    Try doing some water changes to get the ammonia levels down.

    You are treating what with this?

    So basically your tank is not cycled?
     
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    bleh fishlore. Community of circuses...
     
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    no lol the marineland bacteria is BACTERIA... lol ... its not a quickcycle thing is good bacteria... for a quick cycle i have quick start.... i just decided to try something i switched the betta tank betta's with the guppies... to see if its the tank or the fish... im going to give it a little bit and see... if the guppies recover or keep on the decline...
     
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