Urgent Velvet? Brooklynella? dead fish and dying fish. Help?

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  1. elweshomayor

    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    What is this guys? I've lost 2 fish already, a clown and my flame angel.
    When I introduced my new fish to the aquarium, I was told that it was too many (ticking time bomb). I guess this is what they meant. I returned some fish back to the LFS, to try to prevent anything bad, but I guess it was too late. :(

    Question is, what is this? What can I do.... let everything die? I do not have a QT tank by the way. Some these fish i will post later look too far gone. Will this happen to everything? or?

    Ammonia:0
    Nitrie 0
    PH 8.0
    Nitrate:100+ (I know this is high, Ive been doing big water changes twice a week).

    3 fish are sick currently, 2 died. Everyone else seems ok? maybe foxface showing symptoms but nothing on the outside yet.. i think.
     
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    Yes unfortunately this is exactly the reason.You can get away with overcrowding for a while but eventually this is usually the consequences.Stress is a killer.If you think about it cram any animals including humans into a tight space.If one gets sick they will all get sick.From your pictures they are probably not going to make it and I am surprised they are even still alive.You also must be careful with your species selection.
     
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    As soon as you told me on my other thread, I tried returning a few fish, but I guess I didnt do it fast enough. However, are all the fish going to die? or what is there to do?
    what disease is this?
     
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    Hard to tell but if your Nitrates are indeed that high the stress you caused catching fish may have been enough to cause the bomb to go off. Unfortunately at this point there isn't much that can be done.I would remove any dead fish immediately and hope some will survive. I would also try to add some Stresscoat to neutralize any ammonia and wait.Try to keep the stress to a minimum and maybe turn the lights off for a couple days.
    Adding fish from different regions can introduce strains of disease that fish from other parts of the world have no natural immunity.
     
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  12. elweshomayor

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    hm. Well, three fish already died soon after the post.
    Yellow tang, Foxface and Sailfin tang.
    Puffer still hanging in there even though it was the first to show symptoms. I tried setting QT tanks up but I guess I was too late for this.