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Thanks so much, I will look into these. Can check with the 'fish place' (hesitate to call it a lfs) if they have the green neon.

I was reading the other thread about the guy with the goldfish and then the mollies dying... am wondering if one of those bacterial starters would be a good idea with my tank (if I can't get any ammonia) or just to keep at it another week using fish food (had to remove the fish meat as it was stinking even with water change!)

I know I saw the Safe Start at the fish place, and possibly the One & Only as well.

One of the smaller shops I found had other animals as well, but is connected to a vet practice. I got a good feeling about them because they had a very large macaw and the lady told me they've had several offers for him but on asking the prospective owners some questions refused to part with him until they can be sure they get an owner willing to commit the time to care for him properly. So I am guessing they might be a good place to go for my fish :)

Thanks so much for your patience, I am sure all the newbie questions must get frustrating & repetitive! I think is a bit harder here as so many people just lob up and buy a 500G marine setup off the bat and don't really tinker with smaller setups.

Edit: Just re-read the green neon tetra page, I htink my pH is wrong for them since it's been hovering between 6.4 and 6.8 the whole time. Also, the tank is less than the recommended length. I don;t want them to not swim happily...

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Thanks so much, I will look into these. Can check with the 'fish place' (hesitate to call it a lfs) if they have the green neon.

I was reading the other thread about the guy with the goldfish and then the mollies dying... am wondering if one of those bacterial starters would be a good idea with my tank (if I can't get any ammonia) or just to keep at it another week using fish food (had to remove the fish meat as it was stinking even with water change!)

I know I saw the Safe Start at the fish place, and possibly the One & Only as well.

One of the smaller shops I found had other animals as well, but is connected to a vet practice. I got a good feeling about them because they had a very large macaw and the lady told me they've had several offers for him but on asking the prospective owners some questions refused to part with him until they can be sure they get an owner willing to commit the time to care for him properly. So I am guessing they might be a good place to go for my fish :)

Thanks so much for your patience, I am sure all the newbie questions must get frustrating & repetitive! I think is a bit harder here as so many people just lob up and buy a 500G marine setup off the bat and don't really tinker with smaller setups.

Edit: Just re-read the green neon tetra page, I htink my pH is wrong for them since it's been hovering between 6.4 and 6.8 the whole time. Also, the tank is less than the recommended length. I don;t want them to not swim happily...
I should look at revising that profile. A 10g is fine for this fish, a group of 9-10. And as long as the water is soft, they will be fine. My pH is running mid-6's lately.

On the cycling, I never mess with any of this, because i plant the tank well and the plants handle the ammonia. Much safer and easier, and since these fish we are talking about all basically need plants in the tank, much simpler.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

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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Hmm, maybe I should pick up some plants tomorrow then. Off to read the plant pages!!! :)
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