Why do fish die after cleaning tank?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Forum' started by JoannKlein, Mar 17, 2021.

  1. JoannKlein


    Mar 8, 2021
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    Hi everybody,
    I have an aquarium in the living room. Two days ago I cleaned the tank, then put the fish back in, and the next day, I found out the fish was dead. I don't know why that happened so I want to ask everyone to tell me why.
    Thanks everyone.
    JoannKlein, Mar 17, 2021
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  2. JoannKlein

    kbuser92 Breeder

    Nov 12, 2011
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    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Hard to say. Did you have chemicals on your skin? Lotion, cologne, strongly scented handsome? I've always washed really well with dawn or dial before (and after!) a water change or any other maintenance. It could have also been due to chemicals in the air; did you spray glass cleaner in the vicinity? Most have high ammonia content that can kill fish if it gets in the water. I hope you've had better luck recently!
    kbuser92, Apr 4, 2021
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