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nadine
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my fish are dying really quick, after i changed the water
« on: July 26, 2011, 10:29:49 PM »

hi..i am in desperate need of help!!!
i had 6 fish (2 comets, 1 fantail,3 black moors) after changing the water a couple days ago i noticed that they kept goin up to the top, still eating so didnt worry too much..came home yesterday to find one of my black moors covered in a white fluff, sadly he was dead..the others, were covered in a bit as well and still at the bottom of the tank but still breathing..i moved them into a new tank changed water added conditioner water ager, melafix and pimafix..seemed to be ok..but now i think another black moor is dead and both my comets are laying on their sides at the bottom and have red streaks throughout their bodys and fins.thought it was ammonia poisoning but that doesnt explain the white fluff..one of the fish seems fine but a bit lathargic but is getting the white fluff too..
please help coz i dont know what to do..ph levels were fine as well..
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Nossie
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Re: my fish are dying really quick, after i changed the water
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2011, 01:56:10 AM »

How big is your tank? For the six, you'd need a 60 gallon tank. If it's any smaller than that... you'd have to upgrade.
White fluff, is a fungal infection. Did you add water conditioner when you changed the water? It's possible that they were harmed by chlorine or some other nasty chemicals in the tap water and got infected.
How much water did you change? If you cleaned out the whole tank, you would have killed off all the beneficial bacteria and sent your fish into shock from the sudden change in water temperature and quality.

Pimafix sounds like a good call at this time, try doing some small water changes once or twice a week and add water conditioner and beneficial bacteria to the exchange water along with the pimafix. Would please post the numerical results of your water test?
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Nicole
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Re: my fish are dying really quick, after i changed the water
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2011, 08:59:08 AM »

Did you get a used tank?  Sometimes mold spores get into the tank and grow, and when you fill it up with water, they spring to life.  I've seen it happen.
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