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Re: Dying cories!

More than 200 mg/l of K+ ?


| Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 15:59:45 -0700
| From: jgarden2000 at juno_com
| Subject: Dying cories!
| I have some albino cories in my plant tank (see? this is still on-topic!)
| that have are dying and I am totally stumped why. 
| The fish will look perfectly fine, except that when it sits still on the
| bottom, it starts to float up, and it has to work to stay down. Sometimes
| they will tip over and lie on their sides. After a couple days, they're
| dead. 
| I lost a batch several months ago to this, about one fish dying every
| week, and now one of the six I have now died yesterday. I'd love to
| figure out what's killing them before I lose the other five.
| The tank is a 40-gallon "long", heavily planted. No other fish, but there
| are some ghost and Amano shrimp, Malaysian trumpet and pond snails, etc.
| The substrate is normal gravel with laterite mixed in; the laterite has
| worked its way to the top and floats up in clouds whenever the cories
| root for food (I try to siphon it off when this happens). I also noticed
| some bubbles come up from the gravel when the fish dug around, but I
| don't notice any H2S smell (just an icky "fishy" smell...). I was adding
| yeast CO2 and liquid Kent "Freshwater Plant K + Fe" solution, but I
| stopped both when the last fish died.
| Anybody have any ideas? I'm stumped!
| William