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post #1 of 7 Old 09-14-2009, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Save fish from cycle??

Is there a way i can save my fish from dying , i just put them into today and they darting like crazy , i read that happens when a cycle starts. Please help i dont want them to die , can they surivive if i put them in a plastic container with conditioned water no filter??
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-14-2009, 10:20 AM
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you can't keep track of a cycle and know what is happening when you don't have a test kit.
The fish can be going crazy for various reasons, temperature, ammonia, nitrites, ph, ect. The only thing i can suggest is a water change, and get a test kit.

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post #3 of 7 Old 09-14-2009, 11:26 AM
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Agree with Trevor, plus if this is a new tank (I'm assuming it is) get a bottle of Seachem's "Stability" to add the necessary bacteria immediately.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #4 of 7 Old 09-14-2009, 12:34 PM
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yes, you will need the fish to act as a source of ammonia to build your cycle anways.
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post #5 of 7 Old 09-14-2009, 01:38 PM
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also if its your Dojo thats darting thats sort of normal :)
when my dojo are excited they dart across the front of my 5gal and they are fine :)
just keep a close eye on them and listen tot he above posters
get a bottle of "Cycle" at your local fish store [LFS] and itll help you with your cycle process or Seachems "Stability"

if you can find Seachem's "Stability" that would probably be your best bet :)
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-14-2009, 01:49 PM
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Just noticed, I think you have two threads on the same issue. The other is entitled "Fish Tank Help." I suggest you combine them or close one off. Keeping all the info in one thread makes it easier for various members to follow and offer help that might get missed in two different threads.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-14-2009, 01:54 PM
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agreed.
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