So I recently started up two aquariums at the same time, I know, what a dare devil I am.
I have a ten gallon:
One female betta splendens (Ruby)
Five White Clouds
Dwarf African Frog (Wolfgang)
Apple Snail (Unfortunately he'll grow out of that tank
) (The Brain)
And a 25:
One Knight Goby (Mojo)
One Dwarf Butterfly Cichlid (Luna)
One Royal Farlowella (Twiggy)
One Sumo Loach (Boomer)
One Apple Snail (Pinky)
Three Panda Corys
Three Green Corys
For the 25 I'm gonna finish it off with an African Butterfly Fish and a mate for the butterfly cichlid...idk if I'm gonna keep the bloodfins however...
The tanks have been going for about...two months now, all levels are great, never had any major fish deaths...I used to have gouramis in the 25...however, they were just getting too nasty, and one of them died in a fight...I had two blues and an opaline...if I was to ever get gouramis again, it would only be dwarf honeys
So I got some major concerns regarding my 25...it's planted with a large amazon sword, a kyoto, purple waffle, umbrella plant,and tropical fern, the filter pumps out water at a fairly high speed for proper aeration, all toxin levels read 0, temperature is fine hovers between 76-78...but it kind of seems my fish are gasping for air...now, none of them go to the surface to grab some like ive seen my corys do long ago when I was starting up...maybe I'm overreacting because I care a lot so anything seems like a major problem with me...does anyone got an idea as to what it may be?
Second question...I don't know what to do with my filter cartridge. I have the large tetra whisper bio bag disposable filters and I fill em with ammo-carb. When it comes to changing the filter, what do I do so I keep the beneficial bacteria???? I completely threw away the last one, and I didn't want to...but I needed to...it was filthy...
and lastly, how do you sex dwarf butterfly cichlids?
Thanks! I hope I enjoy it here!