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Please help--NEONS dropping like flies!
Recently (5 days ago), I bought about 70 "jumbo" neons tetras form PetsMart.
Just today, I came home to a tank that has about 45 or so left. My brother
says that they have been dying one after another all day long. Within the
last few hours, I've remove about 5 of them. I dunno the pH--I dont have a
test kit--I never have had to test before. That is, I can tell pretty much
by how my fishes look whether they are stressed, and besides, I haven't had
stressed fish in the last four years or so, let alone something dying on me.
Ive have never had neons before, however.
2 ebo jaager 200 watt heater
moderately planted (about half the tank)
neons < 50 (going down)
2 false SAE
I'm planning on buying some amquel tomorrow and doubling the dosage. I've
cut the feedings for the now. I cannot do a water change--water here is very
hard and alkaline; I'd probably do more damage if I change the water now and
I cannot afford to buy water. (also, I'd have to change water slowly to
minimize shock and I don't have the time right now. I have finals next week)
While the neons have a 30 days on them, I still am very bothered by their
deaths. I will be taking the dead ones back to get them replaced. Any advice
is greatly appreciated and thanks in advance. Any ideas, any hypothesis, any
Smiles (faint smile),
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