Adding Minnows

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Alee C., Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Alee C.Valued MemberMember

    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.

    Thanx, Alee
  2. MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    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.
  3. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Can you provide pics of the minnows? Also, I would quaratine them in a seperate tank for at least a month.
  4. Alee C.Valued MemberMember

    I'll get pics later....Baking right now :;juggle
  5. Alee C.Valued MemberMember

    I've looked for my camera and I can't seem to find it! :;dk
  6. ElodeaWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  7. Alee C.Valued MemberMember

    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.
  8. JayseeFishlore LegendMember


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