01-04-2007, 11:00 AM
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I would suggest you getting a normal danio, do not get the long-fined ones because they might get nipped a lot. Get at least 5 danios, 6 would be much better. You should go back to the fish store and buy 3 more, i started cycling my tank with 5 zebra danios and so far no casualties. When danios are kept in pairs one of them will be more domanent and will attack the smaller fish. WHen theres 5+ the bully can switch fish every once and a while .
Do you know how to introduce your fish. Your lfs will tell you to dip your bag in the water for 20 minutes before you let the fish it, they are wrong.
The best way to do it is to get a .5-1 gallon container, my .5 gallon empty fish bowl works fine. Put as much water as the danios need, just as long as they are fully submerged its fin. Now every few minutes take half a cup full of aquarium water and put it in the bowl. Repeat this process until youve added around 2/5 of a gallon. Now net the fish out and put them in your tank. This way the fish will not only get used to the temperature, but they will get used to the chemistry.