Posted by copper on 2010/3/3 9:42:09
JW, I’ve been thinking about your problem, I think you are not doing enough water changes. I think it is very important to do weekly water change, at least 25%. More if you can, but don’t do less. Too many aquarist try to get by with less, they look to chemicals , filters, etc. Chemipure or Activated Carbon is great to clear up water , but when the water is clear remove the Carbon. Before becoming a breeder of livebearers, I bred Discus. Discus hate Carbon! Some breeders believe that carbon used regularly , will remove the slime layer that protect fish from disease. The next thing you must do is quarantine all of your new acquisitions. Never add new fish, even from a friend, to an established tank, always quarantine them for at least a couple of weeks.
I would add 1 teaspoon full of salt to each gallon of water .Start making water changes ,for the next week I would make a 25% water change every other day. I would also recommend installing a UV sterilizer to your tank.
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