Plec dead after 6 weeks!!

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Plec dead after 6 weeks!!

Postby silleryam » Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:54 am

Hello

Am very sad today as my plec was dead this morning, he was ok last night however!! Have had tank up and running for 6 weeks now and up until two weeks ago my water was perfect then the Nitrites and Nitrates went very high. Advice was given that this is common for the cycle!!! it has been two weeks now and the levels have not changed, could this have assisted plec's death?? Should I partial water change now because of him dying ( i only changed water on thusday)? This was supposed to be a relaxing hobby but iyt is soooo stressful!!! :cry:
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Postby Superman » Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:40 am

Think Plecs should go into a more mature tank for them to eat the alge etc.

Sure someone who had more experience with them will be around soon.
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ok thanks for the reply anyway

Postby silleryam » Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:58 am

Superman wrote:Think Plecs should go into a more mature tank for them to eat the alge etc.

Sure someone who had more experience with them will be around soon.
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Postby Tropics » Sat Sep 15, 2007 7:31 pm

So you put the plec in at around 4 weeks into the cycle?
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Postby Carylnz » Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:53 am

What size is the tank and how many fish (and what) in it?
Plecs are totally unsuitable to add to new tanks and yes, the high nitrates and nitrites killed it.
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Plec dead 6 weeks

Postby silleryam » Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:58 pm

Carylnz wrote:What size is the tank and how many fish (and what) in it?
Plecs are totally unsuitable to add to new tanks and yes, the high nitrates and nitrites killed it.



Thanks for replying, I have been given some sound advice from my aquatic friend I purchased tank from, he was away the last two weeks and this numpty at the shop said it was part of the cycle. I feel sad i killed my plec but I didn't know... now I do
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