Gold barb massacre.
April 28, 2012 10:43 PM Subscribe
So this afternoon I added ten gold barbs to my thirty gallon community tank and now (+8 hours) they are all dead. None of my other fish are predatory or aggressive, and certainly not enough so to take out ten new additions in eight hours, and my water chemistry seemed to be compatible. What happened?
posted by mmcg to Pets & Animals (6 answers total)
The tank otherwise houses three pearl gouramis, two dojo loaches, and five serpae tetras. When I added them to the tank the barbs seemed relaxed enough and schooled amongst themselves. None of the other fish seemed to pay them any mind, even the serpaes who I was concerend about.
My tank parameters are as follows: >25ppm nitrates, 6.8ish pH, 74 degrees Fahrenheit. I tested the water they came from and it was pretty close in terms of pH (probably less than 2 tenths difference).
Is there a water parameter I'm missing or something else? I'm genuinely shocked to find them all dead at the same time. Did I get a bum batch of barbs?