dying fish

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Postby akasue » 2005-11-21 10:12

the fish is dying, she is swimming still but I thought iit was dead, when I tried to remove it it swam away. I (think) can tell by its eyes that itsdying. Is this a valid enough reason to say its definately going to die? Im going to be treAting forwhitespot after someadvice. Any ideas on what to dowith this fish.

Its a new fish had it 1 week, doesnt have ich but other fish in the tank do.
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Postby saracen » 2005-11-21 10:24

If it is a new fish and you dont have a quarantine tank, it could have anything. does it seem to have any symptoms at all?

What are the readings like for your tank? Amonia, NitrIte and NitrAte? Ph?
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Postby akasue » 2005-11-21 10:42

PH is really high 8.5+
amonia 0-0.6
nitrate 5
nitrite 0

should I lower the Ph?
there isnt no obvious reason why its dying other than its dying.

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Postby saracen » 2005-11-21 12:14

Readings don't look too bad, although the Amonia should always be 0. A water change should fix that though.

I remember having a problem something similar when I introduced new fish. If there is nothing that you can see, no parasite, no lesion, no bloat, no nothing, then sometimes you just have to put it down to MFD (mysterious fish death)

Sometimes, even if you have perfect water, what they have been kept in is not, so they have trouble adjusting.

Sorry, hopefully someone else could have more luck for you.
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2005-11-21 15:56

MFD just happens sometimes. That happened with our Celestial Bubble Eye. Possibly an organ failing - but if it's eating I'd give him/her a chance. Keep treating the others, maybe that will help.
Oh, and don't forget to remove your carbon filter whilst medicating - you wouldn't beleive how many people forget!
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Postby Mick e. t. » 2005-11-21 17:34

Quirlys,
Thanks for the kick in the butt. It's not that I forget myself but, often forget to remind other folk. As Quirlys said "don't forget to remove carbon from your filter/s when applying any form of medication. My thoughts on MFD, TS and CS are based on the difference between our water parameters and that of our LFS. It's always best if these are the same, pH and often temperature differences are a cause of MFD in most cases, as is the transportation of fish.
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Postby akasue » 2005-11-21 17:51

should I lower the Ph? when Ive taken the carbon filter out will I have to buy a new 1 or will I be able to replace the used one (its only been in since last night)
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Postby akasue » 2005-11-21 17:52

The fish is dead now by the way.
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Postby saracen » 2005-11-21 17:58

It's really not worth messing with your waters natural ph. It takes far to much work to keep it to where you want it and the swings as you battle with it waill harm your fish more than just staying at a steady ph.

Sorry about your fish. Sometimes these things just happen. :rip:
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