Got some fish earlier this week and out of the serpae one is having an issue, I can't really figure out what I'm looking at so any help would be great! It's the white hanging down.
Started a round of paraguard today, hopefully my nerites handle it ok.
Edit: photo updated, the white underneath is hanging from his stomach. Not sure if it's a fungus or something else. Sorry it's a bad pic.
I just don't understand. I can't keep fish to save my life. Since I started a year ago I've probably lost 30 fish and only had 4 survive longer than a month. I see my buddy throw 15 random in my old 10 setup and they survive, but I spend hours a day and they all die. It's extremely disheartening because I enjoy this so much.
Idk what it could be. Most of them come from the same store, but if all their fish died they wouldn't be in business, so it leads me to believe it's on my end.
My second tank was set up 2 weeks ago, using cycled media. I added 7 guppies over 3 days and have already lost 3 with another one on it's way out. There was a slight nh spike(.25ppm) but that shouldn't wipe them like the plague should it? My water was a bit soft(4dgh) so I increased that a bit after a water change, but they seem worse off now. The confusing part is the invert thrive in my tanks, but the fish can't even make it a week.
Here are the logs
10g dirted planted (guppy) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...t?usp=drivesdk
20g planted(serpae)- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...t?usp=drivesdk
I use RO I reconstitute myself with a bit of equilibrium and a bit of alkaline booster. All the other info should be in logs, any questions just ask.
At this point I'm just watching guppies die every 12 hours and seeing illness start showing in my serpae. I'm just frustrated and at a loss. If you made it this far, thanks for listening to me vent, hopefully I can figure it out, but a year in and I haven't got it yet...