06-23-2012, 10:34 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
- Join Date
- May 2012
ADF's always swimming since tank move
I've had two ADF's in a 2.5 gallon cycled tank for a week. They mostly stayed in one spot or swam/crawled around the bottom - coming up for air every 15-20 minutes.
Today we carefully moved them to a new 10 gallon tank, using their water and new de-chlorinated water, temperature matched to what they were used to and fully acclimated before putting them in.
They spent an hour checking out the tank and seem to love the space and new decorations/hiding spots.
Now they are constantly swimming up and down the sides of the tank and breathing from the top often. They havent stopped swimming for an hour. They SEEM happy (as far as I can guess a frog is happy), but I'm concerned as I've never seen this behavior before.
I'm hoping they're just much happier in the new tank and swimming for activity, but thought I'd ask here just in-case.
I checked the water and ammonia is 0, Nitrites are 0 and nitrates are around 10.
Thanks for any advice!
06-24-2012, 05:47 PM #2
Well since you said the tank is brand new today and the params are fine, they should just be swimming like mad because they are actually able to swim,and are having fun in their new roomy tank. :) But on another note, is the tank cycled? Frogs can be sensitive to water conditions, so if its not cycled read up on the sticky for cycling with fish in the cycling forum.
06-25-2012, 03:49 AM #3
Did you simply use water from their other tank, and not move the filter over with them to run with the new filter? If so, the tank isn't cycled. the filter holds the cycle, not the water.2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.