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Hey I have 4 minnows(from a river by my house) and I'm wanting to add them to my tank with my 2 ACFs and my BP cichlid. How to I go about doing this? Is this dangerous to my current fish? Do the minnows have diseases that could spread to my other fish? If so how do I treat those diseases for the minnows? ***I've been doing daily 100% water changes with my minnows hoping to rid them of diseases.

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welcome to fishlore, alee. I am not sure about this, but I would think that the minnows don't belong in your existing tank, since they would not be compatible with the BP.
 

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Can you provide pics of the minnows? Also, I would quaratine them in a separate tank for at least a month.
 
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I'll get pics later....Baking right now
 
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Jaysee said:
Can you provide pics of the minnows? Also, I would quaratine them in a separate tank for at least a month.

I've looked for my camera and I can't seem to find it!
 

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I don't think it will be too wise to put the minnows in before quarantining them first. You don't want to introduce any disease into the tank. Also, are the minnows coldwater? Then that won't be too good.
 
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Elodea said:
I don't think it will be too wise to put the minnows in before quarantining them first. You don't want to introduce any disease into the tank. Also, are the minnows coldwater? Then that won't be too good.

I am currently quarantining them. And I change the water everyday, trying to rid them of any diseases, is this a good idea? And I've been told that they should be in water of 70-75degrees. I usually keep my tank at this temp.
 

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