Consecutive Water Changes While Acclimating Fish

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by RookieTank, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. RookieTankValued MemberMember

    So we finished our stocking today adding a pair of GBR. We did a 20% WC prior to adding them and API showed 0, 0, 05 Nitrates.

    We cannot find our 7th black molly and fear he is dead behind a decoration. I want to do another 25% WC and rearrange the decorations looking for him. Will that stress out the GBR unnecessarily, or is it better to find a potential dead fish no matter what.
  2. RobinIsACatttoValued MemberMember

    I'd do another water change. A 45% total WC shouldn't hurt, especially if you have a trapped/dead fish.
  3. kallililly1973Well Known MemberMember

    yes the sooner you get a passed on fish out the better as to not cause an ammonia build-up or spike from a decaying fish
  4. techfoolWell Known MemberMember

    i frequently lose fish without realising it in a heavily planted tank but mollies are pretty big. if you have shrimp they will eat it.
  5. DuaneVWell Known MemberMember

    I dont usually freak if I cant find a single, small, fish. What size is the tank?
  6. RookieTankValued MemberMember

    75 gallon tank