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New Flame Tetras Dying Fast
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ippenski
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PostPosted: 2003.09.07(Sun)20:47    Post subject: New Flame Tetras Dying Fast Reply with quote

I brought home 6 flame tetras 4 days ago, and found 2 dead yesterday and one near death today (listlessly lying on the gravel). I have a fully cycled tank (about 6 months old) with the following:

76 degrees
pH 7.4
Ammonia - 0
Nitrite - 0
Nitrate 30ppm
3 Red Eye Tetras
2 Cory's
6 Glo-lite Tetra
1 Dwarf Gourami
3 remaining Flame Tetras
Last 20% water change about 2 weeks ago

The fish that died appeared to be of less color than the others, although they all looked free of disease or any rot. They're gorgeous little fish, and I can't imagine that my conditions are that far off. All of my other fish are doing fine.

Any ideas?
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Mike
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Location: Derbyshire. England. UK

PostPosted: 2003.09.08(Mon)0:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try upping your water changes.

20% in 2 weeks is not a lot. You do not say how large your tank is.


Did you condition the tetras to your tank OK, campared to the LFS water?
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ippenski
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PostPosted: 2003.09.08(Mon)7:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mike, sorry. it's a 20G tank. The only conditioning I did was float the bag for 20 minutes. Is anything else recommended?
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PostPosted: 2003.09.08(Mon)13:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a lot you can do now, except for making the water the best it can be, and keeping stability.

Turning off the light or reducing them to minimum intensity reduces stress also.
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