Mystery deaths ...

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alysonpeaches
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Mystery deaths ...

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I have a community aquarium 200L stocked with various ancistrus bristlenose, cory, platy, guppy. For the past 4 months I have had individual isolated deaths. No marks on body or previous disease. Treated for flukes, worms, etc put uv steriliser in tank. Parameters
NH3 0, NO2 0, NH3 5, pH7.5 GH5 KH15
NO BRISTLENOSE DEATHS
Lost 10 out of 12 cory, several platy and guppy. The problem started with the cory which I wasn't able to quarantine...I regret this every day and have learned from it. I was starting to think it was fish tb (mycobacterium).
I lose on average one fish a week.
I have 3 other tanks running without fatalities.
Can anyone tell me why my bristlenose are unaffected? If I knew why they arent dying I would maybe be able to figure out what is causing it.

It's got to the point where I'm considering closing the tank down, so it's pretty bad. This tank was my pride and joy.
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