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algae eaters are dying!!!!

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by riker032, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. riker032

    riker032 Member

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    I have lost 2 out of my 3 algae eaters have died over the past 2 days. the are just your everyday plecos, water tests fine.. any suggestions???

    HELP!!!!
     
  2. Melfice

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    Where did you get them? No idea why they would be dying so fast. Maybe it's a bad batch or a diseased store etc.
     
  3. riker032

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    no they are not new. they are about 6 months old!
     
  4. fishaholic

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    It could have been a variaty of deseases. It could have been any thing. Did they have ich? If so maybe thats why.
     
  5. riker032

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    i just started the rest of the tank on melafix.. hopefully that will help
     
  6. Melfice

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    No idea. I'm sorry to hear about your lose.
     
  7. Tempestuousfury

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    How big are these plecs? They excrete a lot of waste, so it might be that, but you say your readings are fine. What are they?

    If you don't know, these fish get to well over a foot in length, so you should give the remaining one away if it's in a small tank.

    How big is the tank? How many other fish? What size is the remaining plec? What have you been feeding it?
     
  8. Melfice

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    Good questions. I was going to ask if he/she uses Algae Wafers and other foods. Algae can be hard to find with 3 pleco's in a small tank.
     

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