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Tank tradgedy

Posted By: Gareth Dominy <gdominy@pacificcoast.net>
Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2002, at 1:16 a.m.

Well, after trouble with Ick, ammonia spikes following treatment, a Ph collapse and lord knows what else, 3 of my Bala's perished today. The stress of the last few weeks proved too much.

It was quite sudden, and it appears that their gills had been damaged from either the previous bout with ick, or perhaps even the treatment itself.

I've given the tank a hefty dose of melafix to try and keep the other fish going, but I"m worried about losing my clowns. They seem to be gasping a bit, but still have lots of energy to move about the tank.

I've added a few air stones to get more Oxygen in the water, it should help things along.

Wish me luck.