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Now my Gourami is sick!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by Cleo1668, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. Cleo1668

    Cleo1668 New Member

    Please see page 3 of the post: Glowlight Tetras are sick
  2. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Same symptoms?

    Have you introduced anything new to the tank recently?

    Have you used any cleaners around the tank?

    What test kit are you using for the ammonia, nitrIte, and nitrAte?

  3. Cleo1668

    Cleo1668 New Member

    The Gourami is showing the same symptoms. I haven't put anything new in the tank or used cleaners around it. I use the kit where you just dip the test strip into the water. I really don't think it's water issue though. I keep it clean. I change the water and vaccum the gravel every week.
    She seems like she's getting worse as the day goes on.
  4. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    I'm still not totally convinced the water is fine. Dip stick testers are notoriously inaccurate and 90% of the time if a fish is sick, water quality plays a role in it.

    At the very least, I'd take a sample of your water to your LFS and have them check it (make sure to write down the numbers). But it would be even better if you got some of the liquid testers (Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Master Test Kit is one of the better ones).

    In the mean time, I'd increase the frequency of water changes. Maybe every other day.

    Also, exactly how many of what kinds of fish are in the tank? What filter do you have?

  5. Cleo1668

    Cleo1668 New Member

    I bought the Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Liquid test kits. The readings are the same as my test strips. I have a Whisper Power Filter.
  6. kc5gvn

    kc5gvn New Member

    Hi Cleo1668, The Whisper filter that you are using should have 2 sponge filters. When you do your next water change, rinse ONLY 1 of the sponge filters in the water you are removing from the tank. DO NOT RINSE WITH FRESH WATER. Continue doing the water changes that t_chelle16 recommended. In 2 weeks rinse the other sponge out in the same way you did the first one. This should get the nitrates down and not hard cycle the tank.

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