HELP My fish are dying!
Help! All my fish are sick and dying as you know, my syno and orange finned loach died two days ago and now my paradoxus is dead too. All of my fish have cloudy eyes and are not eating! I cleaned the tank four days ago and everything seemed fine, but now they are dying! I did a 25% water change this morning and added more salt and have done a 'general cure' two times now! My water conditions have gone frome fine to horrible! My Nitrates are at 160 (I'm using the quick dip test strips) my nitrites are at 5 and and the PH is at the higest the strip can say at, 8.4! Please please help. I don't know what went wrong, I normally do a gut cleaning of my filters once a month so it's not like it was the first time I did that. I had to use vinegar on two of the fake plants to get some algea off, but that's the only abnormal thing I've done. I rinsed them several times as well as soaking them in just water before putting them back in too. I don't know how long the syno and orange finned loach sat in there dead, but it couldn't have been more than 5-6 hrs. I don't want to lose all my fish, please help!