Forum

AquaRank.com

Problems in my community tank

For anything to do with any fish not from the African rift lakes., including, marine, cold water and all other cichlids.

Problems in my community tank

Postby Mic_G » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:13 pm

I have a 93.5L tank which as of today now only has 3 neons and 1 platy!

Everything keeps getting hit with swimbladder no matter what I try!

I'm at my wits end, what do I do :(
Mic_G
FRY
FRY
 
Posts: 117
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:16 pm
Location: Darlington

Re: Problems in my community tank

Postby Tony » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:41 pm

Swim bladder problem's is a strange one to keep rearing it's head so often ? , this is maybe a secondary to the initial problem (what ever it may be ?)

What have you tried so far , and what species of fish have you been losing ?
Tony & Clare - UK's largest dedicated home breeders of Malawi Cichlids
Image
http://www.tonysafricancichlids.co.uk
User avatar
Tony
TOP POSTER
TOP POSTER
 
Posts: 8397
Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:13 pm
Location: Bridlington, East Yorkshire
Location: Bridlington

Re: Problems in my community tank

Postby Mic_G » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:58 pm

I've tried Interpet swim bladder, thawed out peas, regular water changes

So far it's been

1 x platy
3 x neon
3 x sharks
4 x catfish
Mic_G
FRY
FRY
 
Posts: 117
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:16 pm
Location: Darlington

Re: Problems in my community tank

Postby Tony » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:32 pm

A strange one this one ? , catfish as well , I am thinking some kind of slow poisoning tbh, whether it is something in you're tank or in you're water supply ?
Tony & Clare - UK's largest dedicated home breeders of Malawi Cichlids
Image
http://www.tonysafricancichlids.co.uk
User avatar
Tony
TOP POSTER
TOP POSTER
 
Posts: 8397
Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:13 pm
Location: Bridlington, East Yorkshire
Location: Bridlington

Re: Problems in my community tank

Postby Mic_G » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:38 pm

Well I was at a Lfs today and he thought it sounded strange too and again thought the swim bladder was a secondary infection from something else.

I done a 30% water change when I got home and then started a weeks dose of melafix.

Fingers crossed because I want to move this tank into the dining room and heavy stock with neons
Mic_G
FRY
FRY
 
Posts: 117
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:16 pm
Location: Darlington

Re: Problems in my community tank

Postby damba » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:16 am

The problem may be the fish as they are massed produced and very poor quality and are prone to this.
See if you can get hold of baby uome bred platies as they do much better. Also swap neons for green neons or black neons.
I think you may find this will be your problem

I live in Eastbourne - the sunniest place in Britain. That isn't really saying much...
twitter @pevenseytom
Cymru am byth.

Pevensey the birthplace of modern England.
Don't watch your Petros too closely. Don't talk to them. Don't feed them bad things - it leads to bloat
User avatar
damba
SEMI-ADULT
SEMI-ADULT
 
Posts: 544
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:30 am
Location: pevensey uk

Re: Problems in my community tank

Postby Mic_G » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:56 am

It Is black neons that have suffered the most :(

But i will take your advice :)
Mic_G
FRY
FRY
 
Posts: 117
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:16 pm
Location: Darlington

Re: Problems in my community tank

Postby Mic_G » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:01 pm

Lost another neon tonight, didnt see what happened or what might have been a possible cause, seemed fine yesterday, all but a little quiet and a touch lack of colour.

Noticed when feeding tonight that the little guy wasnt around (usually the first there)

I am now left with 2 neons and 1 platy in a 93.5L tank!!

Is it possible that stress is causing this due to the lack of fish that are in it?
Mic_G
FRY
FRY
 
Posts: 117
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:16 pm
Location: Darlington

Re: Problems in my community tank

Postby Tony » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:29 pm

No , I would say something is slowly poisoning them imo :td:
Tony & Clare - UK's largest dedicated home breeders of Malawi Cichlids
Image
http://www.tonysafricancichlids.co.uk
User avatar
Tony
TOP POSTER
TOP POSTER
 
Posts: 8397
Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:13 pm
Location: Bridlington, East Yorkshire
Location: Bridlington

Re: Problems in my community tank

Postby eddie » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:44 pm

Do you have carbon in your filter,

As tony says sounds like slow poisoning and the only thing I can think of is carbon will release toxins back into the tank after a while.
eddie
SEMI-ADULT
SEMI-ADULT
 
Posts: 931
Joined: Sat May 29, 2010 9:12 am
Location: cumbernauld

Next

Return to NON - Rift Lake Fish

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron



TONY'S AFRICAN CICHLIDS


RAK-AQUA


ZM SYSTEMS