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beginners help needed pls
Old 03-05-2014, 09:39 AM   #1
 
beginners help needed pls

Hi all I'm new to keeping fish I've bought my first ever fish today :) I got 1 female fighter and 6 glowlight tetra. There's only one thing I'm worried about at the moment the fish have been in the tank for about 4 hours now and 1 of my tetras isn't schooling just sitting at the top of the tank alone while the other 5 look active I've noticed 1 of the tetras is larger than the others and seems to be bullying the tetra by itself. Could this 1 tetra be stressed or something?? Any help welcome thank you
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:20 AM   #2
 
What size is your tank? Did you cycle it?
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:37 AM   #3
 
Hi it's a 25 gal tank and yes it was cycled for 2 days before any fish were put it in. I got my fish today after having a water sample test and he said was all fine
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:28 AM   #4
 
Your tank isn't cycled. I'm not home to be able to give you all the information you need but I suggest reading up on the nitrogen cycle while we wait for someone else to come along.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:34 AM   #5
 
Have to agree w/Flint........."your tank isn't cycled".

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Your tank isn't cycled. I'm not home to be able to give you all the information you need but I suggest reading up on the nitrogen cycle while we wait for someone else to come along.
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:44 PM   #6
 
What does cycled mean Then???
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:49 PM   #7
 
Ok so if I understand it right it takes a few weeks for the cycle to begin from the fish waste and food etc so at the start the fish are at danger but are getting use to the new water. So when the cycle starts at this point they will start to act normal????
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:53 PM   #8
 
I suggest you get a large bottle of Tetra Safe Start and add the entire thing. You're also going to want to get a liquid test kit for ammonia, nitrate and nitrite. API is a good brand.
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:58 PM   #9
 
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I suggest you get a large bottle of Tetra Safe Start and add the entire thing. You're also going to want to get a liquid test kit for ammonia, nitrate and nitrite. API is a good brand.
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Ok thank you for your help I will go get some 2moro. And again thank you for the knowledge I know it's not easy but I want to learn this :)
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:15 PM   #10
 
If you have any questions feel free to ask. I will be home in about an hour and a half and give you more information. (: I suggest you do a 50% water change in the mean time though.
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