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Old 05-29-2004, 06:13 PM   #1
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2 fish in QT?

I have a 15(UK)gallon QT, which currently has a banggai cardinal in it (been there for 3 days).

Is it possible to also add a Yellow Long-nosed Butterfly to the QT, and have them both in there for 4 weeks?

1. Will bioload be too much, and therefore ammonia levels rise.

2. Will they get on ok?

My LFS has a really nice Butterfly in at the moment, and very rarey gets them, that's all
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Is it a smaller butterfly? I wouldn't see why not. They should get along fine.

You may need to pay extra attention to your levels.

Just remember that you will need to start the QT process over for the cardinal as well.

How big is your main tank?
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Old 05-29-2004, 07:10 PM   #3
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The butterfly is about 3".

Starting the QT process over isn't a problem, as the cardinal has only been in there for 3 days.

Or would it be better just to be patient and do them both seperately?

Main tank is 35 gallons... but I won't be putting the Butterfly in there
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Old 05-30-2004, 03:32 AM   #4
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Should be ok, just monitor the ammonia and nitrate and do frequent water changes to keep them down.
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Okie, I'm planning on putting a Nori sheet in there for the butterfly, replacing each day.

Will this add to the ammonia much?
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Do you think it's necessary to have some nori clipped in the QT for the Butterfly?
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Old 05-30-2004, 07:36 PM   #7
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Any ideas on the previous 2 questions guys?
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Okie, I'm planning on putting a Nori sheet in there for the butterfly, replacing each day.

Will this add to the ammonia much?
Actually it will not add much. Its probably the best thing you can put in there. Just only leave is for a couple hours.
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Cool - the problem is, I work all day, and was intending leaving it in while I was out so my butterfly can nibble at it (9 hours).

Will leaving it in just for a couple of hours at night be enough?
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I won't have chance to get some Nori for a few days - will a piece of well-rinsed lettuce be ok as a substitute, left in for a couple of hours each day, until I can get some Nori?
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