yeah, I lost all of them... I had 7 girls, and 2 corys...
So, I wanna fill y'all in first. I woke up like any normal day, fed the gecko, fed the fish, and on my way out to feed the horses, I fed the sorority. All was fine, they all came up greedily to eat like normal, Fish, of course, leading the way haha. It was a little dirty before I left, but normally I do w/c's Monday and Thursdays, I stagger it a bit to make our well happier. (I use water conditioner, and our well water is crystal clear, and is pretty well along the lines of water tests) So, when I got home, I went to check out my fish, and they were all dead on the bottom, except Fish, Blueberry, and Sally, who was half dead ):
I quickly made clean water, and scooped out the last 3 girls, but filled Sally's jar only a few inches, as she was having trouble swimming. I called my dad really upset, and he said he will be home later than normal, after my LPS closes, so I called my mom, and she said she would take me after work. I took a water sample, and then took out my girls, and the 2 cories, and put them in a small bucket of water, for Jimmy, my erm, uncle? to look at later, because he had a thriving 120gal Cichlid tank for over 5 years, and he said he had no clue, because besides a little algae, my tank was A-Okay.
I did a water test, and nothing was wrong, but I don't have the best water test, so I asked to go to my LPS to see if they would test my water. When we got there, and they tested the water, nothing was wrong, except my pH was a little high, about 7.3, but I don't think it would have killed them, and neither did the LPS. So, we exchanged a few questions, and both them and me were left confused. My mom said it probably was bacteria on a food pellet, but I had them since our first betta, WAYY before i joined the forum, and nothing happened to any of my other fish. So, she bought me Algaefix, and Betta bites xD
Well, I have some pictures, but my laptop won't upload them, and they are pretty sad D;
I was wondering if anyone else has went through something like this? I will write down the symptoms below...
-hard time swimming
-Patches of "colorless" scales
-being inactive -after- the "plague"
-It looked like they had fuzzy patches on their mouths, and other parts, but it was hard to tell
-Their fins looked like they were rotting off, even though they were fine 9 hours earlier
-One of my cories was ripped to shreds, he had no tail, no belly, no dorsal fin, his mouth and eyes were ripped out/off, and he looked like he went to hell and back.
They were in a..
-Heater, kept at 78-80 f
-Light on about 14 hours a day at most
-Fed generic betta food 2 times a day
-plenty of hides
It was my dream tank, and now it is gone D:
I can try to get pictures later, if y'all want, but, it makes me wanna cry when I see them )*:
Thanks for reading all of it, if you did.