Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: May 2011
Location: rancho palos verdes, california
Emergency Need Help !!!!
Ok, so yesterday I changed about 30% of my 40 gallon tanks water while I was battling to remove some of this green algae that has been growing on my plants. After doing the cleaning and water change I observed the fish for a couple of hours and didn't notice anything weird with them before going to bed. (I have 4 rummy nose, 8 Cardinal, now 4 chained loach used to have 5, 2 gold rams and 3 otocinclus) These fish have been living together for almost two months now without issue. Anyway, when my lights came back on in the morning today, I noticed that sadly one of my chained loaches had passed, I assume sometime during the night. As a result, I thought my water change must be the culprit because I also now noticed the fish panting near the top of the tank. Oh by the way, I do not run co2 of any kind. After doing some initial water test I found that Nitrite is 0, Ammonia is 0, GH is 5, no chlorine, ph is 7.4. Because of the results I am not sure what the issue is. My tank is pretty heavily planted if that info helps.
Please some one help. Thanks in advance for the information and responses. If any information is needed regarding my tank please let me know. Thanks again