Originally Posted by Macchu
Thanks.Yeap..I realized the mistake hard way.But the store person (some intern kid, i think) told we have to wait only 24 hrs.But we waited 48 hrs.
My heater is now set at 82* and thermometer is showing 70-80* mark.
This morning, i believe they are doing ok, i mean swimming a bit.But still at the bottom.When I fed, they were not much eager to eat
48 hours is still not a good enough time to add fish. Weeks is needed primarily. One rule that I live by is to never trust the fish store. Come here for your questions and info. They are only good for supplies and fish. Check out the fish profiles here Tropical Fish Profiles
to learn more about fish you are stocking in your aquarium and that you would like to put in too.
Ill just restate like some people on here mentioned already that your tank simply isnt cycled. its the benificial bacteria that grow in the gravel, the ornaments and the sponge in your filter that make it possible for your fish to live in an aquarium.
I suggest adding some sort of plant to your setup asap or to just return the fish altogether and lookup a fishless cycle on the forum to help you get that tank cycled.
Finally welcome to TFK
. Look around and research alittle so these mistakes happen less. Youll only deal with more problems if you dont realize what to do or make a silly mistake.
How about you update this thread with more of the type of substrate you use, the name of the filter, heater and any ornaments you have in the tank also. Helps us get a better understanding of your tank and makes it possible for us to suggest better products if needed.