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post #11 of 15

Glad the other fish are doing well chickmomma.  Ya it never fails that something breaks/dies right after the return policy.

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It was cycled, maybe not long enough though, but I added all the fish in at the same time from the old tank. I won't be adding any new fish to my existing ones until I sort through this. Probably not for the next few weeks at least then.


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It was cycled, maybe not long enough though, but I added all the fish in at the same time from the old tank. I won't be adding any new fish to my existing ones until I sort through this. Probably not for the next few weeks at least then.

That sounds like a good idea. I hope the rest of the fish do ok!
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post #14 of 15
You can use crushed coral or argonite substrate to keep PH up. Don't use chemicals to raise PH as bouncing it is worse than having low PH.

If your Pleco is a common, rehome him. They get over a foot and need room to grow. Plus Plecos come from softer water. Plus they are poop machines. Even small Plecos usually need at least 30g.

Crickets could have pesticide, internal parasites, other issues. I rarely ever feed WC food.

For Africans I feed blanched Zucchini, Romaine, shelled frozen/thawed green peas. You can get a veggie clip or use a Stainless steel fork to weight it down.

I hope your tank stabilizes. I always do a water change if I see any issues.

If you get too much algae reduce the lighting. My tanks are on timers so they run 6-8hours


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I have another tank for when they're larger. I've had these fish now for almost 2mos and they're doing a lot better than the first ones. Apparently there was an outbreak at that location and they ended up with a lot of dead fish and a lot of returns. So, I was able to get SOME (not all) replacements. I only purchased 4 cichlids the second time around. I was heartsick over all of it. Anyways, these guys are doing great. I literally had to disinfect EVERYTHING from my tank in order to be able to put these guys in. I DO have crushed coral in this tank along with my rocks.

These fish haven't gotten any crickets and won't be, but we know now that that wasn't the issue. I was frustrated because we had fish for many years and NEVER had a problem like this. All levels were good etc.

Anyways, thanks everyone for all the help and advice. I really do appreciate it :)

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