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    Hi! I was wondering, why did my two bangaii cardinalfish die? I had them for about three weeks and they were eating well. My ammonia was at zero, same with nitrates and nitrites. Salinity is at a constant 1.023. Though they did die after a water change..... So please help me!! Why did they die!!??
     
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    What did u use for water?
     
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    did you do your water yourself?
     
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    you say your parameters were x,y, and z, did you test after the fish died?
     
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    I used dechlorinated tap water, but I always have used this type of water, for about the past month. My parameters are 0 after the fish died also.
     
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    Well water or town/city water?
     
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    town/city water
     
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    Their may have been something in the water that the clarifing agent u used did not nutrilize. Such as traces of anti- freezing agent espcially this winter ! Floride is another big one. U can get a list of what exactly is in your water from the towns water dept. Ive used conditioned tap water before. It killed an anemone and some coral polyps I had. About two yrs ago. If they were captive bred cardinals I'm going to say I bet it was the town water.
     
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    I agree, my town has been flushing hydrants too and our tub turns brown with the water
     
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    That's just the tea from the harbor.
     
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    Thats a Habah to you...
     
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    My town recently started adding chloramine to the water. Any chance that happened in your area?
     
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    my town has started adding beer to our water.No ones complaining;)
     
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    . What kind of salt mix did u use? And was the water temps the same? Did u use the drip in method? There lots of factors on why they may have died. May even been beer or tea in the water! ;)
     
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    I use instant ocean salt mix, and the water temps were the same. (76 F)
     
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