I appreciate it. It is just nice to know there are people out there to bounce ideas off of. I know these guys can be a little nippy, but they don't seem too bad. They are probably stressed in a little 5G with very little for decor and only three of a schooling species. I guess it makes sense they are being nippy.stella1979 said:They are so pretty JRS. I'm sorry you're going through this confusion but it's great to see some signs of improvement. I think you're doing great!
In my QT I have plastic plants and 2 small terra cotta pots, openings facing opposite directions. I've only ever had one fish at a time in there but there are plenty of hiding spaces. It's also bare bottom so I threw a few large river stones in the prevent the pots from rolling around. I'm pretty sure I could sterilize those pots if need be, but they were very cheap and I wouldn't mind replacing them if I thought it necessary. You know I'm not a pro, just wanted to share my thoughts.
Thanks. It is funny, I look at the tank and think the same - it is really cute. But it is in the kitchen and doesn't quite work. Though, I would love it in my daughters room just as it is.Punkin said:I think it looks really cute. Fish are funny. When mine were in the qt, it seemed 2 would hang out together and one on it's own.
I keep toying with the idea of making the 5 gallon into a betta tank. But it is nice to just have one tank to maintain.JRS said:I kinda like it there. I think when my son's tank is stocked, I may need to get some fish for this tank. I actually have another just like it in storage. Found on clearance for $13, tank, filter light and cover. Couldn't leave it at the store. I can use that for any emergencies.
I have been watching the post of what can go into a 5. I am thinking of picking one of those and get 6 schooling fish to go into it. I think I would like a betta, but I also enjoy watching them zoom around together. It is nice to only have one, but after taking care of the 30 the 5 seems like nothing.Punkin said:
Initially my tank had high nitrates (had added way to many fish too quickly to a cycled tank with only 1 fish in it) and I think that took its toll on the black neon tetras that survived. Of the surviving fish from that disaster, they took the longest to recover meaning activity, excessive breathing and color mostly.stella1979 said:I'm sorry to hear
I know you went through a lot with those guys.
I know you had a thread about the illness that affected your little black neon but I can't seem to find it. I know our situations are different but I was hoping I could learn some things from your experience.
How long ago did you finish treating these guys? You mentioned that you knew they still weren't in great shape. What symptoms did he have that let you know that? I'm sorry if this is all addressed on another thread. I do remember some of it but I'm unsure of the timeline.