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    Our tropical fish keep dying!

    In the past 2 weeks we've lost 2 big Angel fish, a big silver shark, 2 blind cavefish, a glass catfish and another purply kind of fish (no idea what it's called but it sucks the babies back into it's mouth)
    We have left in there now 1 blind cavefish, 2 blue gouramis, 2 medium size sharks (they have a red tipped tail/fins) and a Pleco.
    The water is ok - what else could be killing all of these fish?
    TIA for any advice!

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    Do they look like they are ill?
    Have you had the water checked?

    Ours were the same, I couldn't keep spending near enough £100 stocking up the fish, Just couldnt understand what went wrong. But I got rid in the end, Realised im only good at keeping Kids alive not pets too

    Sorry not much help, sure someone on here will know the answer xx

    what size is the tank?

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    bikerjodie

    Do they look like they are ill?Have you had the water checked?


    No, none of them had looked ill. The water has been checked too. We had thought it was perhaps the big silver shark attacking but now that's dead too...
    It's 190L tank

    beth3735

    Ours were the same, I couldn't keep spending near enough £100 stocking up … Ours were the same, I couldn't keep spending near enough £100 stocking up the fish, Just couldnt understand what went wrong. But I got rid in the end, Realised im only good at keeping Kids alive not pets too :pSorry not much help, sure someone on here will know the answer xx


    Lol, thanks Beth
    Edited by: "louiseb84" 27th Mar 2011

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    I blame the Pleco.

    Original Poster

    Our Pleco is a lot bigger than the one in that vid, but it's been in there for ages without us losing any fish. If it is the cause, will the fish shop take it off our hands?

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    louiseb84

    Our Pleco is a lot bigger than the one in that vid, but it's been in … Our Pleco is a lot bigger than the one in that vid, but it's been in there for ages without us losing any fish. If it is the cause, will the fish shop take it off our hands?



    Bit hasty, why not just take it back to the plaice that sold it to you?


    Edited by: "JonnyTwoToes" 27th Mar 2011

    Original Poster

    Lol that's what I meant obviously

    yeah, the fish shop will take it from you and give you some fish in exchange....

    Original Poster

    bikerjodie

    yeah, the fish shop will take it from you and give you some fish in … yeah, the fish shop will take it from you and give you some fish in exchange....



    Thank you, going to try & pop over there this afternoon. I hadn't thought for one minute that it could be the Pleco!

    Before you get rid of it, can't you put it in isolation to see if it actually is that causing the deaths or not?

    Do you have any plug in air fresheners or similar that could be getting in the water and not showing up on water tests?

    Original Poster

    peodude

    Before you get rid of it, can't you put it in isolation to see if it … Before you get rid of it, can't you put it in isolation to see if it actually is that causing the deaths or not?


    We have a small breeding tank but it's not big enough for the Pleco, it's about 25/30cm long

    DAMNOME

    Do you have any plug in air fresheners or similar that could be getting … Do you have any plug in air fresheners or similar that could be getting in the water and not showing up on water tests?


    No, have no plug in air frsheners in the room.
    Going to the shop in a while, will see what they say
    Thanks for all of your relpies
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