cardinals in QT
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Characins » cardinals in QT

cardinals in QT

This is a discussion on cardinals in QT within the Characins forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> I have got 10 cardinals in my 5 gal QT for about 2 wks now. I do not want to add them all to ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Marble Hatchetfish
Marble Hatchetfish
Diamond Tetra
Diamond Tetra
Reply
Old 10-04-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
 
cardinals in QT

I have got 10 cardinals in my 5 gal QT for about 2 wks now. I do not want to add them all to main tank (25 gal moderately planted) at the same time. I would like add in batches. Any advice how many at a time and how space the batches time wise? Thanks.
rg0p is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 04:50 PM   #2
 
DragonFyre14's Avatar
 
I think you could add about 2 or 3 each time, and I would suggest waiting 3 or 4 days in between (maybe do a small water change after.)
DragonFyre14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 07:28 PM   #3
 
Byron's Avatar
 
I would add them together, they will settle in much better. I assume your concern is the ammonia, but if you have plants as you mention, this should not be an issue. Floating plants should be present, to calm this fish but also to use the ammonia even faster.

Byron.
Byron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 08:06 PM   #4
 
Yes, I am concerned about having a sudden increase in bio-load, though I was told cardinals are small bio-load. I do have anacharis mostly planted, but a few stalks floating. I am planning to add 5 now and 5 about a week later. I would hate it should anything bad happen. I have been very good (this time!) with these school of cardinals - proper QT with daily ~50% water change and everything... Thanks.
rg0p is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cardinals won't eat!!! Kaddock Characins 7 09-27-2012 02:18 AM
My Cardinals Hawkian Freshwater Journals 9 12-31-2009 12:14 PM
Cardinals In High pH RandallW20 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 8 10-19-2009 09:29 PM
Cardinals not grouping together much? wendex Freshwater and Tropical Fish 5 09-19-2008 11:03 AM
Cardinals vs. Neons Lupin Characins 37 08-24-2008 03:40 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:27 AM.