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Lemon Tetra update

Posted By: Wintek <wintek@aol.com>
Date: Monday, 9 August 1999, at 11:59 p.m.


May 19th I introduced 9 lemon tetra's into my 60 U.S. gallon planted tank. May 23rd I returned 3 fish, all alive, with obvious problems that I can't remember. In the days prior and after adding these fish I had done a major pruning in the tank. May 29th the first lemon tetra died. June 5th a cardinal tetra died. At this point I'm wondering what is wrong other than stress associated with moving fish. June 7th my pH is mysteriously low, and the lemons are freaking. I start adding baking soda instead of water changes because at the same time copper is being added to the water resivour to kill off algae. On June 19th I find many spherical lumps in the body cavity of a dead cardinal tetra. Didn't record date of same for lemon tetra. June 29 copper clears tap water, resume 50% 50/50 tap water/purified water changes. Didn't record last cardinal tetra death with