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Old 04-19-2004, 08:09 PM   #1
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First Fish

So It's time to finally buy my first fish. My plan was to buy a pair of percula clowns tomorrow (new shipment into my LFS). These will be the first fish in my tank (se below). The clean-up crew will be coming late this week or this weekend, and since the fish will be in the QT for 3 weeks, I thought it would work out well.

What do people think of having two hopefully very little clowns in a 10gal QT at the same time? Is this too much to introduce into a tank that has no fish yet? Should I buy one at a time, a few weeks apart?

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Old 04-19-2004, 08:46 PM   #2
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Make sure that you see the clowns feed and make sure they are swimming fine with no signs of ich.
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Old 04-19-2004, 10:38 PM   #3
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They should be fine in a 10 gallon qt tank. Just keep up with water changes.
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Old 04-20-2004, 12:46 PM   #4
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you probably want to add the fish in at the same time, this way they can adjust to the new settings together. adding seperately might cause them to fight.
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Old 04-20-2004, 07:14 PM   #5
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Well, it wasn't meant to be for today I guess.

When I got to my LFS, the shipment of percs had just come in. They were still equalizing the temperature. The guy suggested I buy four, that way two will probably live, he said. No thanks, I said, I'll wait until I can see them fed. I'm not into ichthymicide.

I can't go back tomorrow, so Thursday I'll go back and hope they have some left. I would try another LFS, but as I live in Manhattan and have no car, this is the closest one that sells marine fish. They were so small, maybe 1/2 inch, and looked good. Very active, no white spots...yet,
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40 lbs of LR
1.5 inches of LS
Fluval 304
CPR BakPak skimmer w/ preskimmer
Aquaclear 201 and 301 powerheads
Tronic 100W heater
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5-stage RO filter

Snail crew, Peppermint Shrimp, 2 Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Percula Clown, Watchman Goby
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