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Enzo 05-02-2007 06:32 PM

tank cycling fish
 
what fish can i use to cycle a tank besides white cloud minnows?

Falina 05-02-2007 06:43 PM

Often livebearers or danios are used.

Personally, I'd recommend you forget this idea and do a fishless cycle :)

Enzo 05-02-2007 06:48 PM

the cycle wyth a fish is better cuz u have fish in it

Falina 05-02-2007 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Enzo
the cycle wyth a fish is better cuz u have fish in it

I'm not sure what you mean here. Why is it better to have fish present during cycling? The very reason I prefer cycling without fish is simply because there are no fish ther to be harmed by the toxins.

Enzo 05-02-2007 07:05 PM

i like a tank with fish in it lol

leifthebunny 05-02-2007 07:16 PM

Cherry barbs are pretty hearty.

FishN00b 05-03-2007 03:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Enzo
i like a tank with fish in it lol

I was with you on this that one until i watched my neons suffer. My next tank's cycle will be without fish. I can't sacrifice them for my own pleasures

ara35 05-03-2007 04:49 PM

[i like a tank with fish in it lol]

so you would rather watch your fish die slowly and painfully than waiting a couple weeks to watch them live and grow... not so sure that makes sense [/quote]

Enzo 05-03-2007 06:58 PM

white clouds dont die when u cycle a tank

Lupin 05-04-2007 12:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Enzo
white clouds dont die when u cycle a tank

They are hardy but cycling also subjects them to permanent stress and damage very unfortunately. Fish brought in a tank that has already been cycled will live longer than those subjected to stress and damage brought by cycling circumstances.


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