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Dead Super Red Cacatuoides juvenile

vpik001

Member
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Hi All,

Could you please help me... I bought 5 Super Red Cacatuoides juveniles three weeks ago. They are almost 3 months old and 2-3 cm long. They are healthy and have a good appetite. Everything was fine ... until today after coming home, I found one juvenile dead ((
He had a red belly on one side. The rest are fine.

I do not know what happened? Even he was the smallest one and bigger juveniles chased him a bit, but he was the fastest and ate always the most... I fed them brine shrimps yesterday and he could not stop eating. The other food I give them is tropical fish granules which they like and were fed from very young age.

Is it possible that he died as he was over fed?

I checked water conditions and everything is good. Ammonia is zero. I changed water 4 days ago.

Also, could you please tell me how much and how often I should feed them? The breeder told me that he fed them 2 times per day.
 

mrjbacon

Member
Would need nitrites and nitrates as well, but sounds like aggression. That many in a small tank could easily bully one to death.

What size is the tank and what does the scape look like?
 

vpik001

Member
Nitrites and nitrates are fine. The rest of other four juveniles is alive. Tank is 50l, size is 585*385*320. I will move them or some of them to 140l tank later when it is possible to sex them. There are two driftwood where they hide and big piece of moss. There are no substrate for practical reason as I feed them generously and need to clean the bottom quite often.
 
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gerald

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
The internal bleeding suggests some kind of organ damage. I dont think aggression would cause that.
 

gerald

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Just a wild guess, but maybe gorging on the granule food before it was fully soaked? You said he was the fastest eater of the bunch, right?
 
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