Kaleigh Posted July 7, 2021 Share Posted July 7, 2021 So I have a 20 gallon I’ve had set up for about 5 months now. It’s planted with some driftwood and sand. I have 2 mystery snails, a nerite snail and a trapdoor snail (plus babies now - oops). Anyways, anytime I add fish they die within a few days and it seems to happen so fast I can’t catch what’s going on. I first put a school or runny nose tetras in there that were mailed to me - half died in transport so I had went to get some more at my LFS so they wouldn’t be stressed by having inadequate numbers. A couple days go by and they seem to adjusting fine and eating well - then I see one that looks like he has a messed up eye - like it’s squinty. So I’m confused - I go to Facebook and get a ton of diff suggestions. I didn’t have any meds on hand (I now have the coop trio of meds) - so went to a big box store and got some ich stuff but by the time I could treat them after work half of them were dead. I then added the meds and the other half died in the next 12 hours - so within 24 hours they were all dead. It was my first fish dead and devastating. So I waited a couple months and my snails seemed fine. I obviously did big water changes and stuff but everyone assured me that nothing would survive the tank. so I then decided to get one dwarf gourami - seemed fine for the first day and then next morning he seemed to be struggling to breathe but I could see no visual signs of anything. I took even more of my floaters off the top and I have 2 sponge filters with air stones running - so I don’t think it was lack of oxygen. finally I just went to get a trio of guppies as my last attempt and sure enough they are dying. I can’t see any visual signs but they seem to be breathing heavy. I have no idea how to treat my tank in an attempt to save them?! Or even so I can keep fish in this tank. I have 2 other tanks with no issues so this one is killing me. I’m also newer to the hobby my tank parameters are: ammonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrates 20-40 ppm depending on day pH 8 im really hoping I don’t have to tear the whole tank down and start all over again - help please Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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