10-14-2011, 06:32 PM #1
On day 3 of a cycle with fish and day 3 of stability.
46 Gal bowfront.
I started with 4 glowfish and 1 female beta. My little yellow glowfish seemed draggy from the first night in the tank. The other glowfish were shooting around the tub, playing in the filter bubbles and chasing eachother all over while the little yellow just sat in the plants.
Today he is gone :( (sniff) I have searched the tank including moving the decorations so I guess he didnt make it. The other fish seem just as energetic. Even the female beta is quite active.
Checked the water numbers today just to make sure
Ammonia is sitting at MAYBE .25 it tested just slightly higher then the tap Nitrites test at 0 and nitrate seemed a bit orange but not orange enough to test 5.0
Water temp is lingering at 80 even though the heater is set at 76, Its been pretty warm here the past few days.
Water still feelss cloudy to me but it has lost that brown quality..
So what do you all think? Was little yellow glowfish just not strong enough for the move to a new tank or should I worry about the water?
10-14-2011, 07:03 PM #2
Did you cycle your tank already or are you cycling with fish? If you cycled already than the ammonia is a concern, it means the tank is not actually cycled. You need to keep up with water changes to ensure the ammonia does not get above .25 otherwise you could lose all your fish.
If the danio was not with the rest of the school from the start of introducing the fish it is likely that he was not well from the beginning.My 14 Gallon Reef
Fish are Friends, not Food
10-14-2011, 08:51 PM #3
Cycling with fish. This is only day 6 of being set up and day 3 of the fish/stability cycle.
The glofish was not with the other glofish fish from the moment I put him in. he went right off to the plants and stayed off alone.
10-14-2011, 09:12 PM #4
I set my tank up with a fish cycle as well. I was clueless when I did it but seems u might have done some research prior to buying fish. I recommend you do a water change every few days. I did wc about every 2 to 3 days of 50%. you will def keep your ammonia down. It took my 55 gallon about 4.5 to 5 weeks to cycle. I used stability cycle but really feel it did anything. Just be patient, monitor your water parameters and you will be fine. It may take you a little longer as you don't have many fish for your ammonia source. Good luck