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Thread: QT issues

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    I set up my first QT tank yesterday with media from my AC30s in a Penguin 150. My parameters are 0 ammonia and nitrite and less then 5 nitrates with a heater and air stone. The temp is steady at 80. The issue is my fish, there are 4 blood fins in and 3 are nicely colored and doing well. The 4th is full size and active but has not colored up. Might this be from stress of transporting and moving or is there something else I look into? They ate a little bit this morning roughly 12 hours after being added and I'm going to try and feed them a bit more tonight.
    20 gallon tall: empty
    29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
    10 gallon QT: empty

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    What you are describing is exactly why you QT. There are many reasons a fish could be not coloring up.. stress and acclimation or something more serious. QT lets you observe.

    Do you know how to differentiate the genders you have? It may be you have 3 males and one female and that is causing the lone lady some stress too.

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    Not sure I've tried to tell them apart but can't seem to. The three that are doing well are smaller (about a inch) and the problem fish is about 2 inches might this be part of the problem?
    20 gallon tall: empty
    29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
    10 gallon QT: empty

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    I have bloodfins and a couple of them never really colored up like the rest.
    It could be genetics, gender, or runts of the family.

    but they are active, healthy and eating.

    Good for you to QT-like Trillianne said-this is why you QT and good reason to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzoutank View Post
    I have bloodfins and a couple of them never really colored up like the rest.
    It could be genetics, gender, or runts of the family.

    but they are active, healthy and eating.

    Good for you to QT-like Trillianne said-this is why you QT and good reason to do so.
    Thats good to know Mizzou! I'll stop worrying about it so much as long as it keeps doing well.
    20 gallon tall: empty
    29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
    10 gallon QT: empty

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    I'm always happy to read about people using QT set-ups

    Good job
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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