When the second ABN died in my angelfish tank, I tested my water with both a liquid kit and a strip kit and my nitrates were between 5-15ppm. In the bare bottom, 0 since there was no cycle. The pH in both my tank and tap stays between 7.5 and 8.0. I took the driftwood out of my angelfish tank to boil it (again) just in case and that was keeping it on the lower end. In the QT tank the BBN were alone. @_@
What baffles me OFL is that the two BBN in the QT tank died at the same time
. And they both looked exactly the same
. And with the second ABN that died, what could cause a fish to suddenly beginbleeding from the gills
? There was NO ammonia in that tank, and even my LFS has no clue!
It's so frustrating. If I try again, I'll do a drip acclimation. I have a bubble strip I can put in the bucket with them for oxygenation while my drip system does its job.
EDIT: I bought the two ABN from the same location and the two BBN from a different location. Also, the second ABN I bought I had seen him live happily in the store for 2 weeks so I knew that he was healthy.