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If one fish dies while we're away, what happens to the other?

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LivLemler Wed 05-Jul-17 14:08:21

We have 2 black moors in a 135L tank. We've run out of chemicals to test water today, but we've never had an issue with ammonia, nitrite or nitrate.

We're going away for a week in an hour.

I did a water change this morning, and now one of the fish is sitting on the bottom of the tank, barely moving with his fins clamped. Bitter experience tells me this isn't likely to end well. If he dies while we're away, what will happen to the other guy? Will having a dead fish in the water for up to a week affect the quality badly?

Hopefully it's just something simple that a couple of days' fasting will solve, but what if it isn't?

Fuck fuck fuck!

fessmess Wed 05-Jul-17 14:13:57

It will get eaten.

LivLemler Wed 05-Jul-17 14:55:58

I know fessmess but I think if the other one tried to eat that volume that alone would kill him.

Fortunately, he started swimming around again just after I posted, so fingers crossed it was panic over nothing.

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