Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Carrollton, VA USA
Catastrophe in my tank today (from Black water extract?)
So today I decided to use some of the Black Water Extract in my 110 gallon plant/community tank. A guy at work said he used ti to entice his angels to lay eggs. So I thought I would see what id did for me. Fish consist of 12 large angelfish, 16 cardinal tetras, 3 flying foxes, 2 cory cats, & a albino bristle nose pleco I have had for like 8 years.
I changed the water just like I always do, & added the black water extract according to the instructions, 10ml to 10 gallons.
About 15 minutes after finishing everything up I noticed the fish acting lethargic. So i went over to the tank & noticed ALL the neons are laying on the bottom of the tank. So i frantically starting removing the fish & put them in another tank. The 3 flying foxes died, both the cory cats, my old buddy pleco died. As for the angels, so far all are still alive, but acting weird, I imagine by morning they will all be gone too.
Anyone else had any problem with this black water extract stuff? That is the ONLY thing I had done different this week. Other than that, identical.