Re:I lost my babies


How long did you cycle your tank before you added the fish?

I had a similar thing happen once, not in my seahorse tank though. We had a power outage while I was at work. I was using a fluval cannister filter and when the power started again, all the water and waste from the filter was pushed back into the tank. By the time I arrived home from work, most of my fish were dead. I had many of them for years. The ammonia had spiked to over 8. I had to move my remaining fish to an aquarium shop for a couple of months and cycle the tank again. It is good now.

My most recent ammonia spike was in my seahorse tank a few months ago. The reading was between .5 and 1. I think it was a general water quality issue. We have been in drought for the past few years and last spring (autumn in the N.H.) we got a lot of rain. Lots of people had trouble with their aquariums. My seahorses are still recovering and thanks to the advice of people like Pete they have a good chance of surviving.

I hope this helps you to figure out what might have happened in your tank.



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