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Tell us more about the tank, how big, what lighting, using CO2?, how
many water changes, what fertilizers, etc.
On Saturday, May 27, 2006, at 10:23 AM, Jamie Bright wrote:
> Help!! Can you help me determine why my goldfish are dying?
> I started up my first planted aquarium about 3 months ago and since
> then 4 of my 6 fancy goldfish have died and the 5th is showing the
> same signs of sickness today. I had them for 6+ months in a
> non-planted tank and all were fine.
> I got the plants from Arizona Aquatics (I think that's the name),
> which comes highly recommended. To the new tank I added new gravel
> (seeded from their existing tank) and added some river rocks also from
> near home (high in the Rockies, granite rocks, cleared with a local
> aquarium expert -- but I'm wondering now).
> The first fish didn't get sick for over 6 weeks after going in the
> tank. Two followed a week later and the 4th succumbed about 3 weeks
> ago. At that point, I moved the two remaining goldies to their former
> small tank, but now after 3 weeks there, my little pearlscale is sick
> too. THE ONLY SYMPTOMS are: lethargy, low energy, and buoyancy
> problems. Appetite stays fairly strong until a day or so before
> death. I've tried hospital tanks and the remedies I have (a Jungle
> product that is anti-fungal/anti-bacterial and/or Maracyn-Two). I
> have tried salt baths, too. All 4 have died within 4-6 days of first
> showing lethargy/floating problems.
> Obviously, nothing has worked in the 4 so far. With my 5th fish sick,
> I'm now getting desperate. Any ideas? Suggestions? I'd be very
> grateful for your thoughts, and what to do to try and protect my 6th
> and last remaining (a beautiful yellow fantail).
> Oooooh, while I was writing this e-mail, Ginger died. Well, I'd still
> like to get to the bottom of this and protect Marge if possible.
> Many thanks, Jamie
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