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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Rotten luck with fish

I started out with a zebra otto, 5 neon blue rasboras, i added a flame gourami later on. All were living in harmony for the most part. The gourami would not leave the otto alone which led to the otto latching onto the gouramis tail and taking a big chunk out of it. Unfortuley the gourami succumbed to his wounds.

One day 1 of my blue neon rasboras jumped out of the tank and I was not their to rescue it although I am sure even if I could manage to be on time it would have died from a heart attack they are so delicate.

One day I was changing the tank water , had a thick carpet of dwarf hair grass (now not in the tank) the remaining neon blue rasboaras I guess were frightened by the siphon and put themselves down into the hair grass and drown themselves. I thought they were hiding in the decor as they always do.

I bought a group of 3 pygmy corydoras and they one by one jumped out of the tank.

Funny thing is I have kept tanks in the past big and small and have been much more successful.

The tank is an aqueon evolve 8 semi planted low light tank. So 6.5 gallons.

Should I just keep the otto and not worry about replacing the fish?

What would you do at this point? Thanks in advance for any advice.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 07:55 PM
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Is your tank topless?

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That is a very small tank. Get one betta, or some shrimp.
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That is a very small tank. Get one betta, or some shrimp.
farrenator is right, the amount of fish you were add was to much for a 6.5 gallon tank. Though now that you only have the otto in it, you could add only a few fish that are small in size. Another thing, if your tank is topless I would advise that you get a top or either to a DIY screen. This will prevent your fish from jumping to their doom.

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I do have a top the tank gets to warm with it on though also looks sinfully ugly.
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Would this tank be too small for a krib?
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Do a DIY screen for the tank if the hood isn't working out with you. As for the krib, yes your tank is too small.

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sorry for your hardships... how are your water parameters? sometimes fish will try to escape poor water quality by jumping ship. test the water if you can just to rule out that as a cause for jumping. otherwise a DIY screen top is a great suggestion!
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sorry for your hardships... how are your water parameters? sometimes fish will try to escape poor water quality by jumping ship. test the water if you can just to rule out that as a cause for jumping. otherwise a DIY screen top is a great suggestion!
Thanks! Well the water quality seems great and I usually test after a death. No amm no nitrite. Fresh tests. Although I wonder if it could have been oxygen problem. I have since upped my surface agitation and put a mod in the tank that helps skim the surface better.
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