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Old 08-12-2013, 11:03 AM   #1 
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Well Sinatra died yesterday. I'm really confused about what happened. I checked the disease thread and read about symptoms, but his symptoms didn't match anything! When I first got him I put him in a 10 gallon tank. He acted stressed and didn't eat much, so I put him in a 1.7 instead. He still nipped his fins a bit, but the 1.7 seemed to make him happier than the larger tank. I noticed he was acting lethargic, resting a lot. So I added some stress coat to his water day before yesterday. There wasn't a change, and he wasn't eating much, and then he passed away. There was no velvet or ick, and he didn't have swim bladder issues at all. Ever since I got him he nipped his fins, so maybe he was just depressed or something. I feel awful about it. Does anyone know what it might be, or ways to prevent death in other fish if they show these symptoms?

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Old 08-12-2013, 01:10 PM   #2 
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Aww, he was a really beautiful fishy! I'm sorry for your loss.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:51 PM   #3 
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:58 PM   #4 
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Sorry for your loss. He was really beautiful.

When you don't know how a fish died, its best to be extremely careful and sterilize all equipment, decor, and tanks that were in contact with the fish... Mostly just as a precaution.
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Thanks, I washed the tank with hot water and vinegar and put it out in the sun, I will refill it Thursday. Since he acted strange all along I got to thinking he was just a strange fish, but maybe he had something.
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I would recommend bleaching it too. I try to be very, very careful around disease.
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I will do that, what should I do after I scrub it with bleach in order to keep the bleach from hurting the fish? Just run hot water through it for a while?
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:39 PM   #8 
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^And soak it with water conditioner to make it aquarium safe. But make it double or triple the dose: so lets say 2 drops a gallon would now be four, or six. I did that with my aquariums and they are just fine :)
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You're welcome, I hope it works!
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