Minnows to cycle a tank

  1. terrynachos

    terrynachos Valued Member Member

    Hahaha ok here goes one of those stupid questions i told yall bout lol.
    Now i was reading online late lastnight learning about african cichlids when somewhere along the line i read that if you set up your tank and get cheap inexpensive minnows living in it for a month to start the cycle then add your cichlids and either take out the minnows or leave them for a snack for your cichlids and this is how they said to cycle a tank for cichlids. Now is this far out there or is there any truth to this? Leaving personal preference and opinions out of it my question is yes it is prolly not the greatest thing to leave thwm in as snacks but will it work?

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  2. M

    Mamajin Fishlore VIP Member

    You probably could do it that way. I used media from another canister and a bottle of Dr Tim's One & Only to cycle my shell dweller cichlid tank.
     


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    terrynachos

    terrynachos Valued Member Member

    Ok lol thanks. I just thought it was a joke when i read it and wanted to double check haha

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  4. Delaneyw

    Delaneyw Well Known Member Member

    My friend did that for his cichlid tank.

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    terrynachos

    terrynachos Valued Member Member

    And was it with great success??

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  6. Delaneyw

    Delaneyw Well Known Member Member

    He said it was. He's got a very successful 55g cichlid tank and a guppy breeding operation - to feed the cichlids..

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    terrynachos

    terrynachos Valued Member Member

    Sounds good to me.

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