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Bad news. My male N. geuntheri died this morning. The only thing I did
different this time is to let the peat pellets (2) expand and drop inside
their container, about 5 days ago (8-26-00). I beleive this somehow
contaminated the water. I have done no ammonia tests or anything. I've
been using fresh rainwater. The peat pellets are from my club. I'm pretty
sad about the whole thing. They've been healthy as horses, then all of the
sudden they are breathing hard so I aeriate. Seems to help some, but then
the male starts rocking side to side. So I moved them to a fresh shoebox of
rainwater. Then he rolls over after an hour and inside 5 hours he is dead.
The female survived him.
Both of the fallax's are still alive, thank God, though the male shredded
the female two days ago, so she is recouperating in a smaller tank, with her
lip hanging half off. This was after her turning pseudo-male-ish in color.
I don't understand it. They're in a ten with driftwood, java moss, naias
grass, great water quality, and plenty of food. All this happened at once,
so I've come to the list for help. If you have any suggestions, then shoot.
Remember I've only been doing this since the AKA convention here in Tampa,
this year. Talk to y'all soon, I'm going to go drown my sorrows in a glass
Boat (thinking that sometimes african rift lake cichlids are easier)
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- RE: Tragedy
- From: "Joe Bulterman" <jbulterman at earthlink_net>