iwanttostayanonymous 92074 Posted November 26, 2022 Share Posted November 26, 2022 So I bought a 15 gallon fluval flex fresh water kit a few months ago. I bought it from a local mom and pop store. A staff member told me to buy bacteria in a bottle to cycle my tank. So I did and they told me if I wanted to I could come back in a week or two to buy fish. I came back to the store two weeks after setting it up and putting the bacteria in. I bought 8 snake skin guppies and two dalmatian mollies. I got home put them in the tank and went about my day. The next morning one of my guppies died. At this point I didn’t think much of it because I was thinking that the fish could have died of stress. The dead fish was laying belly up at the bottom of the tank. A few days pass and one of my mollies wasn’t swimming right. He was kind of swimming sideways and didn’t seem like he was trying to swim. He died in the night in the same belly up position. This kept happened over the next 2-3 weeks killing one fish at a time. When I say I tried everything I mean it. I tried changing their diet, feeding peas, testing water everyday, frequent water changes, medication, aquarium salt, and buying not one but two mineral balancing liquids for water. I had kept buying replacements after replacements of fish. I had bought 27 freaking fish and only 3 survived. They were 2 yellow guppies and one red guppy. I let the 3 guppies stay in the tank for about 4 weeks before buying new fish. I got these fish from pet smart after being scared to go back the the mom and pop store. I bought 2 male blue guppies, 2 male Mickey Mouse platies, and one female Mickey Mouse Platy. I put them all in the tank where they lived happily for about 4-5 weeks. Yesterday I found one of my blue guppies dead in the belly up potion. Today one of my yellow guppies is having trouble swimming. I really don’t know what’s going on. My water parameters are right where they need to be. My water temperature is at 78°F. I don’t know if it’s dropsy, swim bladder disease, if they have parasites, ammonia stress, or something else. I don’t want to be the reason my fish all die again. Please can someone help me? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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