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Old 08-02-2005, 11:16 AM   #1
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I have a ten gallon tank. with a millenium filter, and the fish some of my fish seem to be swimming kinda sluggish. there are some that seem fine. Ive checked the water and it checks out ok, there are a few plants in there. anyone know what causes this?
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Old 08-02-2005, 11:29 AM   #2
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What exactly are your water parameters? How long has the tank been running? Tank temp? What type and how many fish are in there?
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Old 08-02-2005, 12:55 PM   #3
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Hi Simpte the waters nitrates are low and normal. the fish are guppies mostly. and two balloon mollies , the mollies seem fine. the ottos are fine. just a couple guppies sluggish. the water has been well established running for months. and I do normal water changes. the palnts im not familar with dont know the names. just fresh water plants.
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Old 08-02-2005, 07:07 PM   #4
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It would help to know specifics. How many of each fish, what exactly are the parameters, and what is the tank temperature?
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Old 08-02-2005, 07:16 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Lydia
It would help to know specifics. How many of each fish, what exactly are the parameters, and what is the tank temperature?
Exactly what lydia said
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Old 08-02-2005, 08:38 PM   #6
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Well there are 6 guppies 2 ottos, 2 balloon mollies. 1 african frog. the water temp is 77 degrees. the water tested shows no amonia. alkalinity is .o. the water hardness.o, ph is 7.0, nitrite ppm is0. nitrate0. all in a 10 gallon. with millenium power filter.
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Old 08-02-2005, 09:19 PM   #7
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your nitrates should not be at 0 unless you are still cycling. your alkalinity and hardness is 0 too? something sounds fishy to me.
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I;ll retest the water.
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ok I retested the water. hardness 180, alkalinity 120, ph is 7.5, nitrite 0, nitrate 40.
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Well, just how sluggish are they? Are they more sluggish than is normal for adult guppies?
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Old 08-02-2005, 10:12 PM   #11
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well there are 4 guppies that swim with more effort than the rest. but at times their all doing good . but one older male. the two younger males are a bit sluggish swimmers. than theres one male cobra thats swims very well. the mollies are fine. the ottos are good. the young male guppy is fine.
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