I have had my 10 red cherries for 6 days.
They were super happy and busy.
I just did the first water change and added 3 plants. I thought I would add plants while doing water change to cause less stress.
Within an hour one started to behave wierd, and dropped to the bottom of the tank. I was hoping it was going to molt.
Now more are on the bottom and dying.
I did a 5 litre water change, my tank is 30 litre. Treated the water as per instructions. Didnt use water from hot tap, brought temp up by leaving bucket in a bath. Temp was fine.
I rinsed the plants in the water I took for the water change, should I have rinsed these under the tap for ages?
I checked nitrate before and after water change, before they started dying, and these were fine. I have just checked PH and that is ok too.
So I took out the plants and just did another 5 litre water change, I also put the pump on full to move the water round.
I totally suspect the plants. Is there anything I can do, a larger water change?
3 are on their backs, the rest are pretty still and two are fine.
Any advice would be appreciated - I'm gutted right now