death

  1. M

    I screwed up and my goldfish paid the price.

    I screwed up and feel horrible. I went on a week long vacation, I had someone coming in to feed my fish and take care of my other pets. However, I hadn't realized my two snails had died before I left (most likely of old age, they were over two years old). So, two snails were left to decay in the...
  2. B

    Corydoras unknown death

    Hey everybody, I recently stocked my 10g tank and after about 3 days one of my cories died. As a side note, this is my first aquarium. So, I let the tank cycle for about 3-4 weeks, it is mildly planted with enough hiding spots. As for the fish, I put together a female betta, a neritina snail...
  3. A

    Slow and weak growth in plants.

    Hi, I've been trying to grow plants in my 20-gallon tank (no fish) for a couple of months now and I haven't really succeeded. I would very much like some assistance if that's possible? I've put a thick layer of Flourite Red as my nutrient gravel as well as having inserted a couple of root tabs...
  4. Oman

    Tank of yellow cherry shrimp dead

    Hi guys, I had a tank of 9 yellow cherry shrimp and over the last week they have all died, there was one left but it died last night. Whilst inspecting the corpse of the final one I have noticed small red markings and circles, does anyone know what this is from? Maybe a parasite? The tank also...
  5. SpotiKona

    Guppy Troubles

    Hello again, Tank size: 5 gallons Temperature: 78° F Filter: Regular carbon Heater: Yes Water changes: 10 to 25% weekly Treatments: Tetra SafeStart+ (initially), API Stress Coat+ (regularly) Tank mates: 4 (down to 2) guppies pH: Stable 6.6 Ammonia: Less than 0.25 ppm Nitrite: Somewhere between...
  6. L

    Mystery Guppy Death

    Help! I’ve been keeping fish for years. Had a break from the hobby for a few years when we moved home. Set up a new aquarium details below. It’s cycled for 3 weeks and then added a group of male and female guppies from local store. All was well for about three days and the we began observing the...
  7. Aspen35

    Struggling with plants.

    I recently ordered some jungle Val. I knew it may take a while to adjust from being shipped, but it’s going very poorly. Was delivered September 28th. At first, I thought it wasn’t going to melt back or have too many problems, and it started sending runners. Now, everything is dying. The little...
  8. H

    any ideas to cause of death? Pregnant female guppy was found with a red belly on the side it was lying on.

    tank parameters are normal except for low KH: 40 ppm *Have not tested for ammonia, but I don't think that's the issue.* The day before she died, the only male guppy in my tank also passed away. There were no visible clues so I automatically assumed old age as the cause. There are only 2 other...
  9. pkenziep

    Help! What did my catfish die of and is it contagious?

    First off - I apologize as this will probably be a novel. Can anyone help me ID what killed my albino corydora? I've had two for over a year (which I know they need more friends, but I didn't have tank space until very recently and haven't even had a chance to increase their school size), and...
  10. L

    Strange phantom pregnancy and death...

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this group and hoping somebody can help me with a strange issue. There is some backstory but I will try to be brief... The phantom pregnancy Two days ago I noticed a platy I have reared from birth (fry of one of my existing platties) which looked to be in distress. Her...
  11. U

    Another one bites the dust :(

    Hi all, I’m new here and am hoping some might be able to help. Over the past month we have lost 3 guppies, and all 6 tetras - the last one tonight :( The other fish seem healthy, and happy but I’m concerned it’s only a matter of time and I don’t know where we went wrong. here is our set up...
  12. Aspen35

    Platy Dying?

    Just noticed platy (male) isn’t acting right. All the other fish seem fine as of right now. Ideas on what’s wrong?
  13. Circus

    Sudden Pleco Death

    I am very upset since Shuffle was one of my favorite fish, and only my 2nd death and first unknown death. He is an albino bristlenose pleco in my 29 gallon subtropical tank. It has been looking much chubbier than usual, but I assumed that was just him eating more than usual, since I have been...
  14. Aspen35

    Help! New Snails!

    I don't know if this qualifies as an emergency, but i just received a box with a bunch of mystery snails. They seemed to be fine while acclimating, but now that they're in the tank they've stopped moving around. (they were when I first put them in. Is something wrong? Some of them are not even...
  15. M

    Tiger Barbs dying off, fast!

    My daughter's tiger barbs suddenly started dying off. Although my pH and hardness is high in my source water, they have seemed happy and active up until the past four days. My other parameters have been more or less textbook perfect. Four days ago, the smallest tiger barb stopped swimming with...
  16. U

    Mass terra extinction

    We had three of our four rummynose tetras die overnight last night. The tank has been very stable for months as is. The tetras shared a tank with a beta, two khooli loaches, and an Apple snail. I added some zucchini steamed in a bamboo steamer last night for our Apple snail, which was unusual...
  17. X

    Do my guppies look unhealthy?

    Hey guys, I’m pretty new to this whole hobby and am still trying to learn the ropes. I have a 10 gallon tank with 6 guppies (now 5) , 1 panda platy and 2 stripped catfish. (I plan on upgrading to a bigger tank in a month). And I recently had one guppie die due To what I think was fin rot, the...
  18. Meg0000

    Dead nertite snail??

    Hi, I think my nerite snail is dead. It has been 3 days sinced it moved and I smelled it and it smells bad. Should I remove it and what could be the causes of the death? I have two nerite and the other one is acting normal.
  19. C

    Split tail, resulting in dying guppy

    We have 1 male and 3 female guppies in a newly set up tank, one of the females gave birth to 5 fry a week ago and two days ago we notice her tail had split and it only got larger, she started sitting on the tank floor and hiding away then today when we came home she had died :( the other three...
  20. Jan Cavalieri

    We need a Fish Behavior category- Here is why

    I have a very long post but it's more of an intellectual post than a problem or solution - just want to see what all your experiences have been. A little background, I have ABD (all but dissertation) in Physiological Psychology - it's about how the body (and things that impact it) also impact...
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