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Dying Ornate Bichir! Please help me!!
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shannon69
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PostPosted: 2005.04.29(Fri)3:10    Post subject: Dying Ornate Bichir! Please help me!! Reply with quote

My new Ornate Bichir I think is dying. I just got him 5 days ago, he is 12 inches long and beautiful but the past 2 days his body has started to turn like white and shiny and he is not active and it seems he stops breating at times. My Nitrates and Nitrate are high. Could this be the problem and hwta do I do to help him??? Please.
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Susan Wright
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PostPosted: 2005.04.29(Fri)7:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would definately start doing some major water changes, doing a 50% change now, with declorinated water at the same temp as the tank.


How long has the tank been setup. Can you give us details on the tank.
Parematers(sp?)
ammonia
nitrite
nitrate

All this information will help.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.30(Sat)12:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

You levels of nitrates and nitrites being so high is because your 55 gallon tank is way over stocked, I would take some of the fish out...and try and return them back to your LFS.
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