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Old 15th September 2017, 11:55   #586
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Sorry to hear that.

Again knowing the conditions would help avoid the second one getting it.
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Sorry to hear that.

Again knowing the conditions would help avoid the second one getting it.
It is the one which first got the HITH, but luckily it didnt spread (holes are still seen but not enlarged) and surviving.

2 Oscars were there for almost 4+ years.
Tank size is 3ft x 1.5ft x 1.5ft.
20-30% water change every 2 weeks.

Food - Frozen dried shrimps and Hikari Bio-Gold+.
Feeding frequency, every 2-3 days now due to medium pellet. But before, every week since it was a large pellet.
They have even survived without food for 20+ days (unavoidable situations had to be outstation) and they have even survived my road trip from Hyderabad to Chennai in a make shift can with battery operated air stones.
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It is the one which first got the HITH, but luckily it didnt spread (holes are still seen but not enlarged) and surviving.

2 Oscars were there for almost 4+ years.
Tank size is 3ft x 1.5ft x 1.5ft.
20-30% water change every 2 weeks.

Food - Frozen dried shrimps and Hikari Bio-Gold+.
Feeding frequency, every 2-3 days now due to medium pellet. But before, every week since it was a large pellet.
Well you have your answer right there. Oscars are crap machines. And carry a huge bioload. A tiny tank like that with Oscars was asking for trouble :(

Water change should have been 50% weekly.

Post a pic of your tank?

Got a water test kit? Would help identify which parameter is going out of control so you can correct accordingly.
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Old 15th September 2017, 14:33   #589
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Water change should have been 50% weekly.
Wont this be too much?

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Post a pic of your tank?
Taken few months earlier.
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Got a water test kit?
Will provide the details once at home.

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Wont this be too much?

Taken few months earlier.

Will provide the details once at home.
Nope. Tiny tank, crap machine Oscars. You need the water change
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You need the water change
Ok, sure will do. Any suggestions for company to Oscars, except for plecos.
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Avoid Plecos. They will only add to the bio load. Exotic ones might be nice but they might end up as an exotic snack for your Oscar.

Just let the Oscar be. In that tank, the single Oscar will do well for some time.
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One of the 3 cichlids in my tank was getting too big for the tank so I shifted them to a tank with a Koi, a Plecos and 2 tiger barbs. Overnight the smallest one disappeared and the other one was half eaten. Just managed to rescue the largest one which is now in a small tank with 2 guppy and 2 neon tetra.
Wondering if the Koi or plecos would have attacked the cichlids? The tiger barbs are too small.
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One of the 3 cichlids in my tank was getting too big for the tank so I shifted them to a tank with a Koi, a Plecos and 2 tiger barbs. Overnight the smallest one disappeared and the other one was half eaten. Just managed to rescue the largest one which is now in a small tank with 2 guppy and 2 neon tetra.
Wondering if the Koi or plecos would have attacked the cichlids? The tiger barbs are too small.
Too vague. What cichlids did you shift into a tank with kois?

Size of first tank? Size of second tank?

The two could have died overnight and the pleco and barbs could have scavenged on the bodies.

And adding a cichlid into a tank with guppy and neons?
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Too vague. What cichlids did you shift into a tank with kois?

Size of first tank? Size of second tank?

The two could have died overnight and the pleco and barbs could have scavenged on the bodies.

And adding a cichlid into a tank with guppy and neons?
I had posted photos before and it was identified as Mbuana cichlid. I'm not completely sure though.
First tank was about 3 gallons, 2nd tank is 200 gallons.
Possible but happened after >24 hrs in a well cycled tank.
They seem to be getting on well. Perhaps it was not cichlid after all?
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2nd tank might be cycled and all but some fishes dont handle stress all that well.

Please research fishes before buying them and randomly mixing them up and hoping all will be well.

Koi carps are cold water fishes and are best kept in ponds. Tiger barbs are tropical fishes.

African cichlids are well african and require high PH water.

Guppies and Neons need different tank setups and definitely not to be mixed up with cichlids.

You have a nice 200G tank. Plan a nice tank.
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I never thought fish keeping would be so interesting. My father got a small tank (locally made) and two small gold fish, for my 3 year old son. Since they, we have started liking this new hobby! Both of these fish are now well settled, so I thought of introducing some other fish as well. I read some resources online and they don't really recommend mixing other fish with these. The only choices that seem probable are the dojo loaches, minnows or the zebra danios.

Which fish should be good enough, or should I just add another pair of gold fish? The setup is small, so obviously I don't want to go and add more than they (fish) and obviously I can handle
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It has been close to six months since I touched the tank due to medical instances at family. The substrate has been in the water all through. Got a lot of work before I set things out again.

Could the substrate be used again or would I need to dry it out before using again?
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Which fish should be good enough, or should I just add another pair of gold fish? The setup is small, so obviously I don't want to go and add more than they (fish) and obviously I can handle
Stick with the two gold fishes. Be sure to do a regular water change as GFs can be crap machines. Have fun

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Could the substrate be used again or would I need to dry it out before using again?
Na, just empty water, refill water, while refilling wash the gravel, siphon out the water.
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My gold fishes were falling prey to white spot disease. I tried drops, changing water etc, but nothing worked. At last, on suggestion of the fish-seller, I put 2 capsules of terramycin. It has worked very well. Water turns a light shade of yellow, but it gets filtered out/diluted on subsequent water changes. But now the disease is gone for good.

I hope someone finds this information useful!

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