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Darren Balch
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PostSubject: Unexplained Death   Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:50 pm

I came home from work eager to check how my new female (brought saturday) was doing, one of the males Homer has been uncharacteristically busy away from his normal log and cleaning sand out from a coconut cave. I was hoping to see that the female may had been with the male. Instead i found that she was dead. Initial reaction is that she hasnt been dead all that long as she was intact and was quite soft. She was fine when i checked before i went to bed at gone 2am this morning??

First thing i did was test the water, absolutely fine. Temperature ok, no problems with flow rate.

As far as i can see there are no signs of damage. The abdomen seemed fine, not over rounded and not concave. Any ideas?


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Angi-N-Wayne
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PostSubject: Re: Unexplained Death   Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:30 pm

Sorry to hear of your loss, it's heartbreaking when that happens.

Did you introduce her to the tank slowly? (Thinking difference in water perameters)

It could have been shock, age, a number of things to be honest.
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Darren Balch
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PostSubject: Re: Unexplained Death   Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:37 pm

She seemed ok for 4 days eating and generally nosing about. Seemed to settle in ok. Just dont understand it?
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PostSubject: Re: Unexplained Death   Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:53 pm

Aye tis a damn shame when this sort of thing happens, I'm with Angi as for a cause - how did you acclimatise her?the standard float the bag and let her go or was it nice and slow adding a little bit of original tank water occasionally over the period of about 3/4 of an hour?
And possibly some excess harrasment from one of your other fish.
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Darren Balch
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PostSubject: Re: Unexplained Death   Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:14 pm

I did the normal bag float for around 45 mins or so and periodically mixed in some tank water. I didnt see any evidence of harrasment but if for some reason it happend today during the day i wouldnt have been home to notice. I'm definately heading towards setting up a specific breeding tank which should eliminate any harrasment issues.
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PostSubject: Re: Unexplained Death   Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:39 am

gutted for you mate honestly...... Evil or Very Mad

looking at the picture she looks fine???

I no you said the water was fine but have you got any test results??

what are your Nitrites and nitrate?? and PH...

also what temp do you keep your tank at.....

was she feeding well and what was you feeding....

Its unusual for a fully mature BN to just pop its cloggs i could understand with a juvi....

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PostSubject: Re: Unexplained Death   Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:11 am

Gutted, I lost a Discus yesterday for no apparent reason, sometimes it just happens
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PostSubject: Re: Unexplained Death   Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:14 pm

wow I am having the EXACT same problem at the moment. all the parameters are fine. and the deaths look identical to this. Im going to post another topic with some more information on what ive learnt (or not learnt) Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Unexplained Death   Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:33 pm

It's a fish thing, unfortunatly Sad
"Hmm, not much to do today, might just off myself for no reason, that'll be fun"
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