03-03-2008, 04:04 PM #1
Thought things where settling down....
Well when i was first starting to add the tetra i'm guessing my tank hadn't cycled so they were hard to get established. kept adding a few every week or two until i had 14.
Just recently i put in a plant and now 2 have died for sure and i can't seem to find 1 so....
I'm going to do a water change even though i don't think i should have to do that every week no matter what just so these guys wont die... I have been doing it every week so it was probably either the plant or something else this time....
03-03-2008, 04:12 PM #2
I am sorry for your losses. What type of tetra?
I don't think adding the plant would do that.
I would not add any more fish until you are certain that your cycle is finished.
Adding more fish to a uncycled tank increases the bio load to a system that can't keep up with the converting process.
Water changes should be done on a weekly basis. It doesn't matter how long the tank has been established, it is a good practice to get into.Sailor
03-03-2008, 04:12 PM #3
It is really hard to tell vette. Are all your levels normal??75 Gallon South Cichlid: Tiger Oscar and Jack Dempsey
55 Gallon GT Tank: 1 Male GT and 8 Giant Danio
20 Gallon Long: Waiting for eco-complete planted red substrate that has been delayed 2 weeks due to weather.
"Don't buy fish at Wal-Mart then go to your local fish store for help when they die. Goto your local fish store first and get educated. It will save you money and many many fishes lives."
03-03-2008, 04:25 PM #4
yeah. levels are always well within range. The neon tetras just seem fragile i guess.
I think one died because it was faulty. Every time it ate it would swim funny and looked like it had to work harder to stay from floating to the top. I'm sure it just got tired of swimming one day and gave up.
The 13 that i did have where in there at least a month.... I'm sure the tank had cycled by then.
03-03-2008, 05:08 PM #5
How were the neons acclimated to the tank?
03-03-2008, 05:13 PM #6
0Originally Posted by swales
they've been in there for weeks so that shouldn't matter. The local fish store is no more then a few blocks from here and said my water is just like theirs.
I let the temp get adjusted. Add a scoop of my water every few mins. to the bag. Then drain it all through a net and quickly put them in the tank. Keep the light off for the rest of the day to reduce stress.
Weekly water changes. Heavily planted which should also help with the bad chemicals. feed them 2 times a day,
...just doesn't make sense....
03-03-2008, 08:30 PM #7
I would say probably unhealthy neon even if it didn't look sick.Stock the tank you have, not the tank you plan to have. Always have and use patience.
- 29g FW - Community
- 55g SW - Blue Watchman Goby, Royal Gramma, 6-Line Wrasse, 2 Ocellaris Clownfish, and various corals and inverts
For those of you who want a SW tank and never have had one before or just starting out, read this blog entry from my blog on AC, it will give you a place to start.
03-04-2008, 04:21 PM #8
In my experience, neons are a very hardy fish. None of mine have died since I got them, which is close to a year now. Maybe yours was already sick or injured.Luis
What fish would you like to be...???