Zebra danio a good fish too start the cycle with?

joshthefisherman
  • #1
Is a Zebra danio a good fish too start the cycle with
 
Jhn
  • #2
It is actually one of the best for cycling because of its hardiness
 
joshthefisherman
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
that's what I thought just checking though I think I will get one of those tonight how many should I get its a 55 g tank
 
p ViRuS q
  • #4
that's what I thought just checking though I think I will get one of those tonight how many should I get its a 55 g tank

if your guna get them to cycle a 55gallon, I would advise you to get atleast 5 of them.
since they are small fish you will need a few more of them. if you only have one of them it will not produce enough of a bio load to really get the cycle started.
 
Blub
  • #5
Hi!

No fish is good to cycle with. Use the fishless cycle method - it's less work involved, and more humane.;D


 
joshthefisherman
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
thanks for your opinions
 
0morrokh
  • #7
Zebras are hardy and may survive the cycling process, but I don't consider it humane since there are better ways to cycle the tank without subjecting the fish to high ammonia and nitrite levels. This article explains fishless cycling methods https://www.fishlore.com/NitrogenCycle.htm
 
angelfish220
  • #8
it is easiest to just put in some ammonia and let the tank go a while
 
0morrokh
  • #9
it is easiest to just put in some ammonia and let the tank go a while

Yes and a ton faster than fishless & way less work for the fishkeeper.
 

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