redtail shark doesnt eat

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MetalHead88 replied the topic: Re:redtail shark doesnt eat

no gasping at the surface.
filter was working.
nothing different then usual.
i did find the body.
water changed once a week. week and a half at the longest.
i had the kit, lost the tube. i ment to go out and buy it but put it off for 2 weeks and here was my results. ph was usually a tad low, but nothing life threatining.

i think i found the problem today though. i was looking through the gravel that i took out of the tank today and found 2 rusty pennies. i guess my little brother threw em in there. maybe while rusting they produced some sort of toxin and it finally got to them. but i thought the stress coat took out metallic substances in water. or maybe it took out enough to keep fish alive for awhile. they were very rusty and probably been there for over a year. what ya think?
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delboybully replied the topic: Re:redtail shark doesnt eat

Im not sure on this. I suppose the pennies could of leached some metals into the water but i doubt they would of rusted very quickly? Best to remove them tho and do some large water changes of the next week or so

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MetalHead88 replied the topic: Re:redtail shark doesnt eat

yeah, they and everything else was taken out. i actually took out all the water and gravel and filled it with my other tank. i got all new fish and they are lookin great!
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