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    Need advice!? Why do my Red Belly Piranhas keep dying all of a sudden?.

    Discussion in 'Freshwater Diseases and Health Issues' started by Mike667, Jul 1, 2018.

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      hi guys,
      Newbie here.
      I need some help as to why my piranhas keep dying all of a sudden.

      I had 5 rbps (2-3inches) in a 60 gallon aquarium
      3 filters, 1 ehiem canister 2215 and 2 emperor 400s.

      Did a 30 percent water change and on died a day after. A week later, another died. Did another water change and 2 days later another died, I am now down to 2. I have had them over a year, and all of a sudden they are dying on me?

      I have always been using safe when doing water changes as well.
       
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      Welcome aboard

      What are the water parameters? Also what were you feeding the RBP's.
       
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      Thank you fo the welcome. I did another water change today as another died. So I will measure them tomorrow and get an accurate reading. Or can I do it right away after a water change?
      I have always been feeding them fresh/frozen tilapia, haddock or Basa. For some reason, they will not eat meat? Which I found strange? I fed them beef heart a couple of times, but they would not eat it at all?
       
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      I did one now.
      Nitrate 0 ppm
      ph 6.0
      Nitrite 0 ppm
      Ammonia 8 ppm!
       
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      Your aquarium is not cycled you should have a nitrates atleast 5 ppm. Do a large wc to bring down the ammonia. Do not feed until you can get the ammonia level to 0 ppm.
       
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      I will start a large water change right now.
      Any reason the tank would not be cycled? If I had them over a year?
       
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      That's the best foods including pellets never feed meat.
       
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      Which pellets would you recommend? And when I get the tank cycled, am I okay to get a couple more? Or just keep the two rbps?
       
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      +1 keep doing water changes daily and check ur water daily. Get some established bacteria from a friend. If not water changes and add some bacteria in bottle to catch up.
       
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      When it’s cycled, are the 3 filters more than sufficient?
       

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