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CrazyKoiCracker

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twentyleagues

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New test kit came in. Ph 6.6, ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 10. Picking up a hardness test this weekend. Clearly my water is not as hard as i thought.

Based on the tank still being fully cycled, I'm hesitant to think the cycle actually crashed. There'd be signs of ammonia or nitrite. If it stalled, there'd be signs of them or higher nitrates.

Thinking back I recall seeing a red spot with slightly scales on her back a few days before her passing. It healed completely in 2 days so I thought nothing of it, maybe just a scrape from jumping. But now I'm thinking it might have been more than that.
Could have jumped and hurt herself. The superficial wounds healed quickly like normal but internal injuries lead to death?
 

Coryloach

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Have you happened to test your tap's water pH?

pH is a measure of H+ vs OH-. The more H+ vs OH-, the lower the pH.

H+ are normally increasing in fish tanks due to the acidic processes going on, pretty much naturally in every one's tank. The pH remains the same if buffering to counteract the increasing H+ is available(KH counteracts by the means of OH+ and HCO3 - mainly) but if KH is not replenished on time, there'll be no more buffers to cope with the increasing H+ and the pH drops.

Hardness is generally a measure of calcium and magnesium ions and is not directly correlated with pH, although water high on those ions is more likely to have higher pH, but it is not always the case, and vice versa.

Having said that, fish die and many of the times we don't know why or our suspicions can be wrong. I wouldn't worry too much about it as long as you've ruled out water quality.
 

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I cant get enough of him!

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I also got a deal I couldn't pass up...meet the newest house mate named Watermelawn
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Thats one hell of great looking del !!!
You should submit that 1st pic to this thread.
https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/bichir-book-update-image-submissions-needed.716578/

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