11-11-2008, 01:17 AM
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Thank you again for everyone's help. I think my slight reading of ammonia was probably my inability to see the color on the test well (API). I've had the 4 danios in the tank now for 5 days and am getting readings of 0 for everything. The fish all seem to be doing fine, although the little one doesn't swim around nearly as much as the others. He tends to hide. I think it's probably because he's constantly being chased around the tank. At night, when they all seem to calm down he swims around with them. I'm feeding them a small amount once a day, just to avoid a drastic ammonia spike.
I'm dying to get an ammonia reading, just so I know the cycle is at least starting. Patience is certainly a virtue! I think I'll use the prime when I do a water change just to make sure the chloramine is removed. I'm planning on doing a 15-20 percent water change at 1 week, regardless of ammonia reading, unless someone says that isn't a wise thing.