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post #11 of 17 Old 07-11-2012, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Depends on the store. This is a recent tank so the store where you bought whichever fish might be willing to have you return it, for credit perhaps. They should have advised you better, but we all know this is rare, very rare.
Thanks for the info. I'm not really worried about getting a credit. I just hate to lose them.
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post #12 of 17 Old 07-11-2012, 07:42 PM
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If you want to have teras that look similar to the ones you have now, try Red Phantom tetras, they aren't nearly as sassy. I have then in with small meek tetras and they don't seem to bother anything. I have a school of 18, and they school by themselves. But keep in mind, as previously posted, a 29 gal. is not a lot of realestate for so many fish
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post #13 of 17 Old 07-11-2012, 07:53 PM
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I establiched a new tank right before the power went out and experienced amonia and high pH levels. Everyday I did about a 20% water change and added the appropraite amount of aqua safe. I also added one does of pH correct and two days later added a dose of water clear. This seemed to help the fish, as they acted healthier than when I was just changing the water. If you are feeding them a lot, reduce that amount for a few days. A vaccum wouldnt hurt either. With the proper filtration, it will go down as long as you do not add any more fish.
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post #14 of 17 Old 07-11-2012, 07:57 PM
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Neons get along with just about everything if you take the bala sharks out, as long as you have at least seven. I had them in with some mollies that got really mean towards other fish but never them. And if you get them from a reputable store (chain store not referred) and everyone in the tank is healthy, they should all live.
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post #15 of 17 Old 07-12-2012, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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Did another PWC last night and all levels looked good this morning.
But I did notice 2 of my fish the Baloon Belly Molly and the Dalmation Molly had both of there top fins standing straight up and were swimming in circles seeming to be very aggressive with each other and clamping onto each others fins.
Is this common behavior for Molly's?
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post #16 of 17 Old 07-15-2012, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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When doing PWCs with Prime do I only use the Prime in the tap water or do I still use another dechlorinator also?
Do I only use enough Prime for the new water being added or for what the tank holds?

My tank is a 29gal and I am doing 10gal water changes two 5gal buckets.

Edit to add: Should I change my filter its looking pretty dirty?

Thanks for any and all advice.

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post #17 of 17 Old 07-15-2012, 11:13 AM
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Your mollies may have been two males fighting over a lady, or just with each other.. As long as they don't damage each other it's fine.

I add Prime only to my new water I'm adding in. If your levels on everything are still good I wouldn't put any in the main tank.
I wouldn't change the filter cartridge, just next time you do a water change, pull it out and rinse it in the bucket of old water you removed.

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