Fish help!!

  1. f

    funfish012 New Member Member

    We have just finished our fishless cycle and have bought some Celebes rainbows and brilliant rasboras. We have put them in the tank and they only seem to be in one corner of the tank! Our tank is quite long ( 90cm) so they have lots of room and it is 33 gallon. It is aqua scaped so half is light sand and the other half is dark sand. please help!
    Many thanks!!! :)
  2. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    If you've only just got them it'll take a couple of days for them to settle down & start exploring their new home.
    Which side of the tank are they staying in? I'll hazard a guess at the dark side but could be wrong
  3. Adam55

    Adam55 Well Known Member Member

    What are your water parameters? Also, how many of each fish were added? It's very easy to add too many fish too quickly (even in established tanks) and overwhelm your bacteria.
  4. OP

    funfish012 New Member Member

    They hang out on the light side and ignore the dark side... our water peremetres are: ph: 7.5-8.5 Hardness:210 dH we have an oversized external filter, nitrites and amonia are both zero and we added 11 fish. They all seem happy so i dont understand why they do not explore! :(