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123qweasdzxc1234 01-11-2011 09:34 PM

new freshwater tank 40 gallon. when do i add fish?
 
i have a 40 gal fresh with 4 danios and a cory. they have been in there for a little over a week. i am planning on platies and posibly cherry barbs and a pleco. when is a good time to start putting them in?
also, what order should i put them in and in what order?

Mr Fishy 01-11-2011 11:28 PM

Do you have test kits? Test for ammonia, nitrites and nitrates. When ammonia and nitrites hit zero you'll see a spike in nitrates. Do a 25% water change and you should be okay after that. You might see problems before that happens though because you didn't give the system a change to cycle before adding the first fish.

Cherry barbs may be aggressive to the others, you might want to rethink that option.

123qweasdzxc1234 01-12-2011 08:53 AM

what should i put in substituting the cherry barbs?


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