So wonderful to hear! Post some video of her when you can!
That's what's so odd... She looked like she'd been beaten up, but all I have in my tank are peaceful tetras (phantoms, red eyes, and a Congo) a couple honey dwarf gouramis, a single Molly, a pleco, and an angel who wouldn't hurt anything. I wonder how she got hurt in the first place...
Would it be possible to put the black phantoms in the new tank? I'm mot sure about their needs
Anyways, I've been researching fishless cycling all day today and I think that's what I'm going to do if we get the new tank. How long do you guys think that'd take with a 25 gallon if I move both of my artificial ground-covering decorations in for the cycle?View attachment 143245
That's about how big they are, and they've been in my tank for six months.
It appears you have a very bad tempered molly then, because I have a lot of them and they are not aggressive at all.Mollies can kill other fishes. I saw it with my own eyes. Molly always acted a little weird and even would stop and stare at you. She'd swim sideways back and forth staring at me. She ripped off one of my barb's dorsal fins. The poor tiger barb died soon after.
It appears you have a very bad tempered molly then, because I have a lot of them and they are not aggressive at all.
Hold on, wait. How many did you have? They should be kept in a group as this one may have been lonely. It sounds as if you only had one.
Ok. Well that is not how they usually are.
How long would a fishless cycle for a 25 gallon take? I know that larger tanks take longer to cycle from experience, but I've never had a 25 before.
I do not think tank size impacts cycling time. How everymany ppm ammonia you have is the same no matter what the tank size (i.e. 2ppm in a 20 gallon is the same as 2ppm in a 75 gallon).
I have to disagree with delta5 when it comes to Safestart. SafeStart is designed to be used with fish, not pure ammonia. Anytime you use a product in a way it was not intended, your results become unpredictable.
But generally it takes about 6 weeks to cycle a tank unless you are using a bacteria additive like SafeStart.