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Losing alot of fish for no reason

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Re: Losing alot of fish for no reason

Postby gourami » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:16 am

I think so to. The fish seem to be doing ok so far, got my fingers crossed what ever it was has passed. Ive been telling my self to quarantine the new fish. Needless to say there is no question about going forward i will deffinetly be quarantining new arrivals.
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Re: Losing alot of fish for no reason

Postby malakye » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:51 pm

I think we have all been guilty of that at one time or another I know I have.
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Re: Losing alot of fish for no reason

Postby POS_miniracer » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:11 am

I tend to agree that the heater is the least likely source I just found the article very interesting.

You would need a low voltage tester.
The problem the writer spoke of was due to polarity also. He found that his problem with his heater was that it was plugged into the wall wrong. Keep in mind this was 1976 so maybe heaters are different now but here in the U.S. we have a "hot" wire and a "cold" and nowadays most plugs have a flare on one prong so they only plug in one way. In his case he could simply unplug the heater and rotate the plug 180 degrees and his problem was solved.

He also mentions that of all the fish lost none were catfish. He had several species including Cory's and they all survived.
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Re: Losing alot of fish for no reason

Postby malakye » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:52 pm

The good thing about the UK three prongs on the plugs so they can only go in one way lol.
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