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    @TrevorR My water is actually fine for discus, it does go down low sometimes but they should be able to take it. I shouldn't have messed with it to try and get it perfect, it was working fine for almost 3 years now without buffering. It was going well for many months but I screwed up somewhere. All it takes is one mistake. Everything points to a ph problem but I'm still very worried it might be something else. I did get a new fish in but this all happened the very next morning and I didn't touch their tank that day, I clean every second day to save water and got the new fish on the day I don't work on the tanks. So logically it's not the new fish but logic and reason goes out the door when a person is under stress haha. Jirrr I'm paranoid about this joh... I'm still having loses but it's the ones that where horribly damaged so wasn't expecting them to make it.

    If it was a disease they would have acted differently, they are still eating, even when they are lying down, they also don't hide and still tail slap and fight over food. When the food hits the water they get up and eat like they always do. The poop is also still brown. The symptoms are, slimming and going pitch black and laying down. Fins start to fray and dissolve at the edges but only the dorsal, anal fins and tail, pectorals are fine. They go rock hard, swell up and die on the bottom. Most died the very same day and during the night, the rest that looked bad are dropping one by one now.
     
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    I feel for you Bro', you must be devastated! I miss my discus very much! Water changes every two days or so till things stabilise I would suggest and stay away from buffers. So sorry man, they were so beautiful!
     
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    It could be bloat, just quarantine all new fish next time for at least two weeks. I know this is not what you need to hear right now, but I suspect that that your new fish caused the issue! I feel your pain, I am so sorry!
     
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    Mucous membranes of Discus from different sources can vary dramatically which may have sparked the crash. I lost a huge batch of EBJD's in a similar fashion a while back after introducing two angels into the system. Your very unfortunate scenario sounds very familiar!
     
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    New fish is in qt and this happened the very next morning without me touching the other tanks. Also not bloat, the whole fish swell up. Fish in the qt is also all fine. Guess only time will tell.
     
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    My pigeon bloods coming along very nicely. What do you guys think?
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    They look tops Wesley


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    They look beautiful
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Stunning!
     
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    Would this get more red/orange?
    I want to visit
     
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    Thanks guys. Yes they will show more and more colour and pattern as they age. This group is still young at under a year.
     
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    I've gotta pop by and check these out, they're beautiful ;)
     
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    Very nice!, did you manage to save the others?
     
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    10 survived, I lost around 25-30.
     
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    That must have been heart breaking
     
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    We have tried pinning down the cause, could have been chlorine leaking through his water purifier, the PH crash or even worse chloramine forming with the leftover chlorine. This stuff is hard to pin down :(
     
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    I think I screwed up. Here's what I think happened. Chlorine made it through the filter but my test kit isn't sensitive enough to see low amounts. When I saw them slimming that morning before work I checked the parameters and only found the ph to be a tad low. I then over shot with the buffer and caused the ph to move radically and this pushed them over the edge. If I had kept my cool and just did a water change with some prime nothing would have happened. The main cause of death is the ph swings and chlorine started this whole mess. The reason I'm sure chlorine started it is that all the other life in the tank also died, all the copepods. Luckily the filter held strong with no ammonia or nitrite. If the filter also fell I think all would have been lost.
     
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    Pleas correct me if I am wrong, but I thought that chlorine would have raised the ph?
     

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