Thread: so excited!!!
02-22-2009, 04:57 PM #1
I recently moved and when I moved my tank my Discus died
So I set my 46 bow front back up as a community tank, I am doing it up with Rainbows. I just went and got them yesterday.... SO EXCITED!! It was killing me to see my tank sitting there all empty. I had 2 Discus and 6 harlequin rasboras in it, the discus died and 3 of the rasboras jumped out of the bucket and committed suicide. It was very sad! So all that was in there was 3 lonely rasboras.
I have always liked the look of rainbows, so I am giving it a shot. I got 3 bosemanis, 3 madagascars and 6 more rasboras. I am planing on getting a few more Rainbows, but I don't know what kind I want yet.
One thing I learned real quick... It is HARD to get good pics of these guys!!
I plan on adding live plants, but I have to get a new light for the tank first. I also need some bottom feeders, any suggestions??
oh, and 2 of the madagascars have really pretty red in the thier tail fins and 1 is just clear... So do I have 2 females, 1 male? Or 2 males and 1 female?
02-22-2009, 05:21 PM #2
Welcome to the forum.
Sorry to here about your loss with your Discus. Congrats on your new purchases. Was your tank Cycled? If not I would recommend doing so. Makes it easy for the fish to survive, when the water is cycled.
As for more fish to add, I would add more of both the types of Rainbows you have. These fish do much better in shoals.
02-22-2009, 05:34 PM #3
yes the tank is cycled, I moved the water with the tank. Then after the discus died I put some cycle in there and waited a couple of weeks before adding the new fish. I put a bigger filter and i test the water on a regular basis. On top of a 15% to 20% water change every other day right now. I am going to get more of the same, I know they do better in shoals. I did my research. I just don't want to add too much to quick. I also want a third kind though.
02-22-2009, 08:16 PM #4
Sorry to hear about your loss, I lost a pencil fish when I rearranged a tank. It jumped out of the bucket. Never did find its little body on my kitchen floor.
Nice new set up. I hope you're happy with your final selection, perhaps someone more experienced can advise you better.Michelle
There's more to fishkeeping than meets the eye.
02-22-2009, 08:26 PM #5
0Originally Posted by Jellygirl
02-23-2009, 06:37 AM #6
0Originally Posted by Newfish79
Sounds just like stress with the Discus. Shame though. THey are nice fish.
Good that the tank is cycled the makes all seem good.
as for water changes so often I think you could back a to every few days.
02-23-2009, 09:30 PM #7
0Originally Posted by mac
I really want some of the emerald rainbows, but i am thinking that you might have a point on the school of bottom dwellers. I been looking into it and adding another species of Rainbows AND a school of bottom dwellers would be too much... bummer