Baby Cichlids Dead?!

Discussion in 'Cichlids' started by Quartz92, Jul 18, 2009.

to remove this notice and enjoy 3reef content with less ads. 3reef membership is free.

  1. Quartz92

    Quartz92 Plankton

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    21
    Location:
    Toronto Ontario
    Hey everyone, I recently (about a month) had baby yellow lab cichlids, I got a friend (cichlid expert) to strip my female, then I kept the babies in a 10g. All of a sudden this morning I found 7 of the 14 fish I orginially had dead. The rest are gasping for breath. The water peramaters are all perfect and the temperature of the water is right on! However I did add some declorinated water to the tank yesterday, and added the weekly chemicals such as waste control and cycle. Would it be caused by an overdose in chemicals?
     
  2. Click Here!

  3. Trevor

    Trevor Plankton

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Messages:
    13
    Location:
    Las Vegas Nevada
    ammonia poisoning, check that first, do daily 20% water changes.
     
  4. Quartz92

    Quartz92 Plankton

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    21
    Location:
    Toronto Ontario
    the ammonia level is 0
     
  5. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Messages:
    5,762
    Location:
    Colorado
    Possibly not enough oxygen in the water. Some declorinators and other chemicals will knock the oxygen level down. Make sure you have good surface agitation.
     
  6. Quartz92

    Quartz92 Plankton

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    21
    Location:
    Toronto Ontario
    Okay Im going to add an air stone to see how that goes.
     
  7. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Messages:
    5,762
    Location:
    Colorado
    That should work but a couple of powerheads pointed towards the surface would be better.