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Definitely do not get that many barbs. One group of tigers or one group of greens....no more. No tinfoil barbs in a 30g.
They can be semi-aggressive, and will nip slower moving fish with large...
Use the macro setting for pix such as this...
On most point and shoot digitals its either the setting with the flower logo or "close up" setting. It allows the camera to focus much closer.
The great thing about chlorine is that it evaporates from the water pretty quickly...as in, within 24 hours. Even sooner if you have a lot of surface agitation. And since you left ~30% of the old...
It's likely the ammonia levels are soooo low your test strips can't read it. Definitely get a liquid test kit.
The thing with a larger tank, such as yours...the wastes from just a few tiny fish...
I always just use those little glass/mercury themometers with the suction cups that stick to the glass.
When you're ready to add water, make note of the temp then bring it over to the sink and...
I'm not so sure you can get away with as many new fish as you are planning.
IMO, you probably shouldn't get any more fish period.
A 4" gourami and 7 of those large buenos aires tetra's and a...
+1 on probably having done it to himself.
Fin rot usually shows up slowly over a few days time.
Plastic plants and sharp plastic decorations wreak havoc on big fins.
Silk or real plants would...
I drop an algae wafer or two in with my tetras every week...at first I did it just to see if they'd eat it, and they do on occasion. If I try and give them one every day or two they go uneaten...but...
Ya know, it's interesting. No one EVER mentions silver tip tetras. Maybe that's why I like 'em...a little less common.
I came across a deal and picked up eight of these little guys. At the store...
06-22-2007, 04:40 AM
I think it's dependant on the ammonia levels that were added.
For instance, the reason you add 3-5ppm of pure ammonia to a tank during fishless cycling is because, generally, that would be MORE...
I've kept tanks in the past with no lights at all...simply lit by natural light, or ambient light in the room. Worked just fine--assuming no live plants.
That being said, you're current lighting...
How big is your tank? How many watts is your heater? Where is your themometer in realation to heater location?
He could be staying near the heater because that is the warmest part of the tank....
Bleach solutions are fine to use in your tank. I don't understand why people freak out so badly when people mention it.
Just make sure you rinse it well, and let it dry. It's a volitile substance....
Vacuuming gravel removes small amount at best. Yes, you probably sucked some away...but only a small percentage.
If you have fake plants/decorations, you can use those to seed the new tank as...
I'd add a few more. The more fish, the more ammonia. The more ammonia, the larger the bacteria colonies. The larger the colonies, the quicker they reproduce and the more ammonia they can handle.
Nope to the tenth degree.
Tiger bars are semi-aggressive and tropical.
Goldfish are community, and cold water.
One likes temps in the upper 70's the other likes temps in the mid 60's. The barbs...
Even when free, they require a LOT more maintenance, a LOT more devotion, and a LOT more $$$.
Cats are just fur shedding little furniture destroyers. And dogs are just smelly little...
Yup, jumbo around here means full grown. Also means 30% more expensive. LOL
While I don't buy anything with the "top fin" name on it (bad experiences with their tanks, filters, air pumps, etc) you should be fine using it in an existing tank.
I'll fill a 5g bucket with...
If you keep your fish/shrimp fed, in my experiences, they are a lot LESS likely to eat the fry.
Personally, I leave all my livebearer fry in with the parents/others...because livebearers multiply...
Those looke like regular feeder goldies...they will get to be 12-16" in length on average (as adults)...some being recorded as large as 24" in length. They can also live up to 30+ years.
What are your water parameters?
Anyone know how the term "Rule of Thumb" came about?
In the early 1900's it was a law that men could beat their wives with sticks, as long as the stick was no larger in diameter than their thumb....
Multiply the length, the width, and the height (in inches) then divide by 232...this will give you approximate gallons.
Sorry, I'm not one for metric conversions... :hmm3grin2orange:
Ok, think about this though...
If the heaters went out the night before...12+ hours in an airconditioned room could easily result in temps in the mid 60's. Keep in mind a lot of businesses shut off...