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    hi all. this is my problem. bought a 1ft tank for wife and kids, put in tetrax6, red pathyx2, red suckerx1 and guppiesx3. next day all guppies dies. so thinking that water is dirty bought a hanging filter that flows out filtered water. all fish are happy for two weeks. then a few days ago, found white fluffy stuff on my pathy and sucker, hours later sucker dies. put blue liquid in and some salt. few hours pathy dies and tetra x2 go crazy. next morining tetrax2 dies. fed up, after work removed fish and washed filter and gravel with hot water. hours later filled with water thats has being stand for some hours. put in new fish: tetrax10 suckerx1 tiger looking fishx2, guppies x3 and red molliesx10. Hours later my 1 guppy is now swimming up-sidedown. think its go in die.spoke too soon he died now. what to do guys?[]

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    hi all. this is my problem. bought a 1ft tank for wife and kids, put in tetrax6, red pathyx2, red suckerx1 and guppiesx3. next day all guppies dies. so thinking that water is dirty bought a hanging filter that flows out filtered water. all fish are happy for two weeks. then a few days ago, found white fluffy stuff on my pathy and sucker, hours later sucker dies. put blue liquid in and some salt. few hours pathy dies and tetra x2 go crazy. next morining tetrax2 dies. fed up, after work removed fish and washed filter and gravel with hot water. hours later filled with water thats has being stand for some hours. put in new fish: tetrax10 suckerx1 tiger looking fishx2, guppies x3 and red molliesx10. Hours later my 1 guppy is now swimming up-sidedown. think its go in die.spoke too soon he died now. what to do guys?[]

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    hi all. this is my problem. bought a 1ft tank for wife and kids, put in tetrax6, red pathyx2, red suckerx1 and guppiesx3. next day all guppies dies. so thinking that water is dirty bought a hanging filter that flows out filtered water. all fish are happy for two weeks. then a few days ago, found white fluffy stuff on my pathy and sucker, hours later sucker dies. put blue liquid in and some salt. few hours pathy dies and tetra x2 go crazy. next morining tetrax2 dies. fed up, after work removed fish and washed filter and gravel with hot water. hours later filled with water thats has being stand for some hours. put in new fish: tetrax10 suckerx1 tiger looking fishx2, guppies x3 and red molliesx10. Hours later my 1 guppy is now swimming up-sidedown. think its go in die.spoke too soon he died now. what to do guys?[]

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    hi all. this is my problem. bought a 1ft tank for wife and kids, put in tetrax6, red pathyx2, red suckerx1 and guppiesx3. next day all guppies dies. so thinking that water is dirty bought a hanging filter that flows out filtered water. all fish are happy for two weeks. then a few days ago, found white fluffy stuff on my pathy and sucker, hours later sucker dies. put blue liquid in and some salt. few hours pathy dies and tetra x2 go crazy. next morining tetrax2 dies. fed up, after work removed fish and washed filter and gravel with hot water. hours later filled with water thats has being stand for some hours. put in new fish: tetrax10 suckerx1 tiger looking fishx2, guppies x3 and red molliesx10. Hours later my 1 guppy is now swimming up-sidedown. think its go in die.spoke too soon he died now. what to do guys?[]

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    whao... that's quite a lot of fish in a 1ft tank in the first place. i'm quite sure you haven't read about the new tank syndrome, the nitrogen cycle or the cycling of a tank. read up on them at http://www.notcatfish.com/chemistry/index.htm . it's a good site to start with.
    anyway here's my summary, you can't expect fish to live by just throwing them into a tank of water. there's more knowledge behind fish keeping than you think. try to give away those fish you are having now to pple with established tanks to avoid more deaths.

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    thanks but its my wife who wants so many. we are all learning. but why always the guppies die? btw its a 1ft by 1ft hexagon shaped tank.

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    my recommedation is not to keep too many fish.. [:]
    u can tell your wife that if put too many fish in a small tank.. the weakest fish will die first... and of cos' there are many many other reason why fishes die.. like water condition not mature yet etc etc... my exp is the smaller the tank the harder to maintain the water condition.. unless you do water change very freq

    ok.. that my point of view...

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    tazman, better do some reading, get your wife to read along too. I'd hate to be your fish []
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    Yah. Go do some reading first. Anyway, due to excessive selection breeding of guppy, it's no longer as hardy as last time. 1ft tank really too much lah. Should let tank settle down before adding fish
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    some suggestions: maybe keep less fish, how about 5 of the same kind. can't follow the fish shop style, they change water everyday, partially. maybe cut down on feeding too much? beginners always like to feed them constantly, like myself when i was a kid. don't use gravel first. use a little salt.

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    your tank is overstocked. thats why your water quality is bad. my suggestion is that your water had chlorine. get a dechlorinator.

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    tazman, just keep a pair of guppies after u have cycled your 1 ft tank. Add in a box filter and use dechlorinator or water conditioner during water change.Change 20% of water volume once a week. Always remember to wash the cotton filter meduim with your tank water. Feed the guppies sparingly, making sure they can finish the food before u add some more.Then your fish will survive and u will enjoy fish keeping.

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    thanks guys i will follow yr words.

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    at this point of time, are you clear about why your fish actually die? the url provided by acid fish will tell u very clearly
    here's the lowdown
    fish crap
    crap rots
    when crap rots, it produces ammonia and other wastes
    ammonia is acted on by bacteria to become nitrite and eventually nitrate
    all 3 will kill your fish
    a lot of fish in a small tank means you have a very high ammonia/nitrite concentration
    this is why your fish are dying

    only one thing to say
    cut down on the number of fish

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    if you want to keep so many fish, i'd suggest you get a bigger tank.
    "time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana"

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    Then your fish will survive and u will enjoy fish keeping.
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    not to mention that the fishes will enjoy living in your tank, as opposed to being dead.
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    thanks guys lesson learnt.

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    tazman,

    Tell your wife the next time she wants so many fish that most of the fish will die coz the tank is still not stable yet.

    Should starts with a few fish... 3-4 max.

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    On 9/8/2002 1:41:33 AM

    hi all. this is my problem. bought a 1ft tank for wife and kids, put in tetrax6, red pathyx2, red suckerx1 and guppiesx3. next day all guppies dies. so thinking that water is dirty bought a hanging filter that flows out filtered water. all fish are happy for two weeks. then a few days ago, found white fluffy stuff on my pathy and sucker, hours later sucker dies. put blue liquid in and some salt. few hours pathy dies and tetra x2 go crazy. next morining tetrax2 dies. fed up, after work removed fish and washed filter and gravel with hot water. hours later filled with water thats has being stand for some hours. put in new fish: tetrax10 suckerx1 tiger looking fishx2, guppies x3 and red molliesx10. Hours later my 1 guppy is now swimming up-sidedown. think its go in die.spoke too soon he died now. what to do guys?[]
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    Same as me when first keep fish also same size tank.

    Thought my tank have compartment to put filter, bio-balls, amonia chip, etc, fishes always die. Never last more than 2 weeks.

    By the way I kept about 7-9 fishes in that tank. After I upgraded to a 2 feet, no fish die till now even though I did not even cycle the new tank. Guess the size of the tank matters.

    So far my fishes has been with me for the last 8 months so far so good growing big too

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    great adivce. doing as told. thanks to all will u guys updated on state of fish

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