3 of em died from water issues. It happens suddenly, there was no sign. I realized there's a problem after 2' TSN and 2 rtcs died bloated on the surface. Manage to save 1, and right now he's 28" (in the picture).So what was the end result? New pond? Fish slow down eating? Hahhahhaa post some photos!
It was unused swimming pool. About 20'x10'x5.5'. Idk, never check the issues but the water is green, can't escape algae since the pool doesn't have a roof or in a confined place. When it happens, I don't have the time to check any parameters since I worried about other fishes, drained the water ASAP.What kind of water issues?
How big was the pool/pond they were in (gallons)?
Asking cause I got fish in a similar situation and am looking out for them too. Sorry to hear of your loss. I lost 2 RTCs last year myself and was very sad
Yes, before this I never checked water parameters. But now I start to aware that my fish keep dying so everytime there's abnormal behaviour, I check the parameters. Such a loss to lose a 2' fish. Or an expensive one. Yeah, I've been better since.But now you've not learned what happened and can step into the same do-do again.
How was the pool filtered? If I had to guess, they died from ammonia and nitrite poisoning, likely low levels and long term.
IIRC, you don't measure water parameters. You'll tend to kill more fish until you do. Just MHO, bro. I used to not measure too then got tired of killing fish cuz I stock heavy. You do too it seems. With heavy stock, you must measure water especially at the very first sign of ANY appetite or health-related problem.
The RTC in the photo looks female to me. Females grow substantially smaller than males, or so I see at least with my RTCs.