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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Oh Nooooooooooooo!!!!

mrs. peels my blue crayfish has died...and i think i am the culprit... i did a water change for her yesterday...and she was fine...approx 24hr later shes walking around...climbing..acting like her usual self...i was feeding my rat some bread..and i foolishly decided to give a few crumbs to the crayfish...i left for an hour to go shopping and BOOM she was gone..she was pink underneath and was lying next to the bread...is it the iodine that killed her..or perhaps my rat could of had something on her paws (i use a bitter spray on surfaces...maybe some was on her paws...but honestly i dont think she even touched the bread)...this is soooo weird..i think it was the bread that did it, could something else have been the cause..ammonia/nitrite are zero and nitrate is 5mg/L....i cant figure it out...i have had her since july 21...could it of been the oxygen content was too low...was she barely surviving and it built up now??? Im stunned

this has been a horrible day, on top of this my oldest mouse passed away and another died as well...all in the same day...AND i now have an ant invasion...can it get any worse


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I am so sorry you lost your crayfish and mice.Poor things.






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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-09-2007, 02:51 AM
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I think it was just a coincidence and you shouldn't blam yourself. People actually add Iodine sometimes to help with molts. They are scavengers who can eat almost anything and I'm sure the bread wouldn't have killed her. Being wild-caught she was probably ill to begin with or had parasites...you see that all the time with wild-caught fish. Even if she was captive bred you probably didn't do anything wrong...inverts are sensitive and can die for seemingly no reason.

I know you take great care of your aquariums and I doubt you did anything wrong. That crayfish was very, very lucky to live with you. Many end up in little bowls in a kid's room or something.




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thanks for the comfort you guys..i still am in shock to walk around and explore to this...she was just warming up to me and i was planning on adding another piece of driftwood to that 20gal tank of hers...i was even thinking of getting a 40gal long for her bc i thought that since she was having so much fun exploring that tank..*sighs*...i really shouldnt plan that far ahead..when i got her i tried not to get attach...at least till i had her for a few mnths..but its hard...i monitored her all the time bc i was scared i would do something wrong and she might end up like this..

and now upon closer inspection there were these white "algae" spots in the tank...and i looked at the back wall..and to my horror there are tiny white worms!!!!!!!!!!!!

i remember something like this happened a while back and these worms grew and COVERED the whole floor of the aquarium that i had...killed all my fish..and i had to use tons of salt to kill all the plants and where ever else they might have been...ohh my...what if i accidentally contaminated my other tank with my bettas?????? I think im headed for another disaster...

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY ADVICE...


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PM Dawna (GeishaGirl) as she had a worm issues and her fish died...it sounds similar.I say PM her and see what she says.




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that s a really good idea, thanks Lisa


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i pray for you

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Your welcome!




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