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    Mysterious Fish Deaths

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    Lost 8 of my tube-mouthed pencilfish (Nannostomus eques) over the weekend. No visible symptoms at first, then they'll trash about for about 5 to 10 mins, then dead...

    Anyone know what it was that killed them?

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    only that one species affected?

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    Yep. There are 2 left and they seem fine so far. All the 8 took turns to die on Sunday. I've been counting my other fishes daily (2 rams, 3 otos, 2 saes, 10 pygmy gouramis, yamato shrimps) and no casualities (touch wood) so far.
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    when only 1 species kena, it's very hard to tell what did them in
    i lost all my hasbrosus that time from something which i still dunno until today
    anything odd about the bodies?

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    Nope oddities with the bodies.
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    err..could it be u bought all from same shop?? and thus sudden environment change diff from the shop..dats y the fish all asta lavista...??

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    Nope. The pencilfish have been in my tanks for months with no problems. The new fishes were the gouramis which were added 2 or 3 days before the deaths. Maybe the gouramis were carrying a disease that only affected the pencilfish.
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    How big are your gouramis? I dunno, maybe your pencil fishes died of stress from these new big fellas.
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    Nope. Pygmy gouramis are about 2 cm in size an won't get much bigger. And they were not going after the Pencilfish. I literally see the poor fellas die before my eyes cos it only takes them 5-10 mins.
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    i have the same prob in my community planted tank. i suspect it's an internal bacterial infection. i lost 3/4 of my tank population in this week. tough luck.

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