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17 Jun 2014 20:21 #1 by theresa. (Theresa O Brien)
Hi All,
Very Sad day for me today, We had a power cut for 2 hrs in the early hrs of the morning, So due to that and Stress i have lost most of my fish, I am left now with 2 cardinal tetra and 1 lonely Platy.
We have done everything possible now to help these little guys survive, So far so good, Thanks to Wolfie (My Son) who was a big help out,
I am in half a mind now not to get any more fish, As I am relatively new to fish keeping (only since Feb) of this year,
Has anyone else gone trough this? :-((

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17 Jun 2014 20:33 #2 by irish-zx10r (James feenan)
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sorry to here and yes i think most fish keepers run into bad luck at some stage of there lives
i lost 25 adult african cichlids i was gutted but i didn't give up even though i was like you and felt the same.
If i were you i give it another go and hopefully this won't happen again for a long time.

Something fishie going on here

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17 Jun 2014 20:35 #3 by theresa. (Theresa O Brien)
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Omg that is very sad for you, Glad you are keeping going, I will think about it in a week or so.

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17 Jun 2014 21:22 #4 by Q_Comets (Declan Chambers)
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Hope you stick with, it does happen.

I suggest just stick with the few fish you have for a while and take your time planning what to do next.

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17 Jun 2014 21:42 #5 by Fishowner (Gavin fishowner)
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Thersea I would suggest you test the water parameters.two hours of a power cut would have no effect on your fish.the power cut didnt cause the deaths.check the parameters of the water and post the results.At this stage dont add any new fish until you find out why those fish died.Also dont let it put you off at all, we have all lost fish and its gutting but part of the learning curve.we have all been there.
Gavin

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18 Jun 2014 15:56 #6 by hammie (Neil Hammerton)
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Not long ago my fry tank went belly up (heater issue) and killed quite a few of my brisslenose fry. There were about 50 - 60 of them in the tank and I think about 5 survived

Dont give up!!! Its not nice when it happens, but we all learn from mistakes and from the issues that crop up from time to time!!!!

Keep at it.
A few additional water changes might do no harm too, test water weekly and if somethings not right... then do daily checks till everything comes back into place

Neil

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18 Jun 2014 19:01 #7 by theresa. (Theresa O Brien)
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Thank you all for your comments, I am doing regular water changes, Another one to be done tomorrow, The 3 fish I have left are doing very well, Loving the new tank,

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18 Jun 2014 19:05 #8 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
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it's tough when things go wrong on you like that, it's hard not to despair. but we all do it at some point. all it takes usually is a little perspective

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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18 Jun 2014 19:33 #9 by wolfie (Anthony)
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Fishowner wrote: Thersea I would suggest you test the water parameters.two hours of a power cut would have no effect on your fish.the power cut didnt cause the deaths.check the parameters of the water and post the results.At this stage dont add any new fish until you find out why those fish died.Also dont let it put you off at all, we have all lost fish and its gutting but part of the learning curve.we have all been there.
Gavin

there are a few other factors, the fish already had advanced white spot which I had treated the day before including increasing the temperature and a recent issue with filtration didnt helo, however all is now in hand and the tank is being run on organic aqua for the next while

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20 Jun 2014 22:53 #10 by paulv (paul vickers)
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Sorry to hear about the fish loss. A few years bavk I lost over 30 rainbow fish after an air line broke one night. Im still keeping fish, more fish in bigger tanks. Dont see this as a failure but a lesson learned.

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