beginners help needed pls - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 56Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 108 Old 03-05-2014, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
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
baz2126 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 108 Old 03-05-2014, 11:20 AM
Member
 
What size is your tank? Did you cycle it?
Flint is offline  
post #3 of 108 Old 03-05-2014, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
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
baz2126 is offline  
post #4 of 108 Old 03-05-2014, 12:28 PM
Member
 
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.
Flint is offline  
post #5 of 108 Old 03-05-2014, 12:34 PM
Have to agree w/Flint........."your tank isn't cycled".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flint View Post
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.
ClassicRocker is offline  
post #6 of 108 Old 03-05-2014, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
What does cycled mean Then???
Posted via Mobile Device
baz2126 is offline  
post #7 of 108 Old 03-05-2014, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
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????
Posted via Mobile Device
baz2126 is offline  
post #8 of 108 Old 03-05-2014, 01:53 PM
Member
 
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.
Posted via Mobile Device
Flint is offline  
post #9 of 108 Old 03-05-2014, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flint View Post
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.
Posted via Mobile Device
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 :)
Posted via Mobile Device
baz2126 is offline  
post #10 of 108 Old 03-05-2014, 02:15 PM
Member
 
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.
Posted via Mobile Device
rsskylight04 likes this.
Flint is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SPS or Beginners MetalArm3 Nano Reef 8 07-23-2012 11:12 PM
Beginners Coral? MrBishop Coral and Reef Creatures 2 11-21-2010 10:22 AM
Clownfish for Beginners? WXchick7 Saltwater Fish 6 09-30-2010 08:21 PM
Useful video for beginners nsantos Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 1 01-29-2008 01:02 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome