- Quick question, if one has a heavily planted tank, how does one actively keep track of their fish inventory. For example, say one bought 7 neon tetras...does one actively watch to make sure they all live or do you guys save that for the more exotic or personally loved fish?
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> Quick question, if one has a heavily planted tank, how does oneWell depends on the numbers and types. If they are fish that normally
> actively keep track of their fish inventory. For example, say one
> bought 7 neon tetras...does one actively watch to make sure they
> all live or do you guys save that for the more exotic or personally
> loved fish?
swim out in the open and there are not more than 6 or 8 of them, you
can often take a quick visual count at feeding time. However if you
have a couple dozen of one type or if you have the types of fish that
tend to have half at any given time hidden away and not out and
about, there really is not a way to count them withou going crazy, so
I wouldn't bother at that point.
- If you're worried about fish dying and not noticying, I know one of my large
apple snails is GREAT at cleaning up dead bodies...so much that he cost me a
chunk by eating dead bodies before the warranty was up on them and I could
find them. lol Just an idea!
- Have your LFS check your water for anything that could be poisoning
the fish. Also make sure you are not over feeding the fish. They
will eat them selves to death. Their stomachs are only as big as
their eye. And they don't know when to stop.
I would keep the UGF, and I would also get a heater.
Mark from Y-town
> Speaking of small aquariums - I did get my daughter the 1 gallonfor Christmas. But we've had problems. It's been one week and we've
lost two bettas so far. The first one I put in the UGF (which really
seems like an oxymoron because there was no filter at all - just a
piece of plastic raise off the bottom w/an air filter). It was
recommended not to have much water movement so I checked that before
we put the first Betta in. There wasn't much - it was a very small
filter. But, he only lived 4 days.
>unfortunately he only lived 2 days. There isn't a heater in the tank
> So I got another one and took out the filter this time. Well
and I wonder if the water is just too cold for them? I wonder if I
got a small heater if we'd have better luck?
>it for chlorine and go ahead and put them in. So that's what I did.
> The guys at both LFS said the same thing. Use fresh water, treat
I'm not sure how you'd cycle a tank without a real filter on it.
> What are we doing wrong here???
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