09-29-2009, 11:23 PM
| || | Im back! QT tank question and several more deaths :(
So my new fish have been in QT for almost um 3 weeks now. For a reminder, it was 6 pencil fish, 4 pygmy cories, and a ghost shrimp. So I just changed their water, and at least 1 pygmy died and I *think* 1 pencil but I am not certain as they were all hiding on me. The ghost shrimp is doing fine.
In my panda cory tank, I just found another adult dead. Fairly recent,he wasnt eaten up too much by the others. The 3 babies ( I think 3 are still in there, or i could be seeing the same 2 lol and counting is as a 3rd) are doing well. Getting quite big! The one baby who died awhile back,never got very big and he was in there awhile. So I think these babies are doing better than him.
So as for my question. Should I wait another week or two before adding any new fish to the panda tank? Its a cycled 12 gallon with 4 adult pandas and 2-3 babies. I read dont add more than 2-3 at a time to cycled tanks. But for the pencilfish,they are not happy in small groups so I would have to add all at once. Once I do,how long should I wait (barring testing the tank for ammonia and wcs) before adding the rest of the gang? And when should I add mr ghost shrimp.
Well thanks for reading.