Karen B. Posted August 29, 2022 Share Posted August 29, 2022 Greetings I left for a week. All my aquarium had automatic feeders (no amount of food accumulation in any of them when I came back). A friend of mine still came to check every 2-3 days (and to feed my apisto). I came back everything was fine, except my crypto melted in my community tank (I planted then too deep? Or maybe I didn’t set the timer right and there was no light for a week?). I immediately took away the melted leaf and tidied the aquarium. 2 days later, I find my male honey gourami dead at the bottom of the community tank. I examined his body and it was perfectly fine - no discoloration, red patch, scales were fine. He was about 2 years old, from a pet shop, so one of my hypothesis is he died of old age? S.I.P. My beautiful Prince, my Pikachu. My first ever centerpiece fish. Later that day, I came back to see 1 chili rasboras gasping for air at the surface. He seemed to have dropsy and he was really in a bad shape so I euthanized him with clover oil. I examined every other fish : My 2 female honey gourami are fine (except they are looking around for the male) My 14 other Chili rasboras are fine too, sometimes schooling, other time playing in the sponge filter bubble. None are staying apart or looking sick. My corydoras are breeding like crazy and laying eggs everywhere as usual. The young babies (1-2 months) are thriving, swiming around and being cute. It’s a 30 gallons, planted, 1 HOB filter and 1 sponge filter, temps around 75-77, pH a bit low at 6.6, 0/0/25, no chlorine/chloramine, gh between 150 and 300ppm and kh about 60 ppm. Question 1 : Should I proactively treat my aquarium or just watch it? I plan on a 35% wc and vc tomorrow. Question 2 : I am now left with only 2 female honey gourami. Should I leave it like that? They get along rather well. Or should I buy 1 male and 1 more female (so he doesn’t feel too lonely or small when added to the 30 gallons after his 3 weeks quarantine) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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