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Would it be crazy to cycle with water from classroom tank? (Cycling New 14 Gal)
Old 12-30-2010, 10:21 PM   #31
 
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Hmm.. For a colorful fish that will cleanup any leftover food is a bottom feeder called kuhli loach. They come in different species, but i'd suggest kuhli loaches or black kuhli loaches. Here's a video of them feeding, they are very fun to watch during the night as they have late night parties with each other(: I'd say get 3 or 4 if you are considering them VVV. They are VERY shy at first though, so you may not see them much the first week or two. If you leave them be at night, and during the day, they will feel more inclined to come out and will be more comfortable. Especially in a group.

The solid brownish black is the black kuhli loach. The stripped is the kuhli loach.


Or a small school of neon tetras. VERY VERY pretty in a school.

Heres a video of a 14G tank with zebra danios.. and neon tetras (sounds...familiar:D )


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Old 12-30-2010, 10:31 PM   #32
 
Err... I hate to say that the loaches creep me out a little... but I'm reeeallly not a snake person, and they're a little snake-ish... eek. lol.
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:34 PM   #33
 
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Haha understandable.. Check out the second video i edited into my post up there^^^ I think you and your 4 year old will like the neon tetras(: Especially in a school of 5 or 6 of each:D
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:36 PM   #34
 
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Actually thisvideo is better, as it shows the tetras schooling a little more

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Old 12-30-2010, 10:42 PM   #35
 
That's a little more my idea of 'cute'... :) I had a school of Neon Tetras in my bedroom tank as a kid... I always did like them!
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:45 PM   #36
 
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Or cardinal tetras! almost exactly like neons, except for a bolder, longer red streak(: but its another $1 or $2 for cardinals. it's up to you though! or maybe even some tequila sunrise guppies. Look them up on petsmart.com , they are very pretty as well. Wavy orange/yellow tails. or actually.. any type of guppy(:
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:47 PM   #37
 
All sound like fun! I'll look into those more tomorrow! Have time while the tank finishes cycling before we have to make a decision. Thanks for all your advice!
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:50 PM   #38
 
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Definately, haha. Hope all works out well!
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:17 AM   #39
 
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As far as keeping the 2gal for a quarantine tank, I'm really short on space to keep an empty tank in the house...
Maybe you've got a cupboard at school you could keep it in where you could fetch it if you need it? I found it really stressful when I had a fish fall sick and didn't have any means of fishing it out. I worried about all of my fish getting sick. I've now got a little 3 gallon that I keep in a cupboard in the laundry. I've only had a couple of fish get sick, but I felt much better when they were isolated, in case they were infectious. Also, if you ever have to give medicine, dosing a little tank is a lot cheaper than dosing a big tank.
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