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Old 09-20-2013, 01:23 PM   #1
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time sensative, need advice asap please!

I recently bought some F1 Gold Head Muzi comps from aquabid and when they came in they were much smaller than I expected (1 inch at the most). they are currently in my 75gal but they are small enough for my frontosa to eat them. to prevent this ive thrown together a 45 corner tank with a heater, power head and an air pump. the canister filter i ordered wont be in till monday or tuesday.

my question is: will these 6 small fish be ok in this aquarium until the filter comes in next week? i have seeded media from my 75 to put in the filter as soon as it gets here. I can do a water change on sunday but am leaving town until then. is it better to chance water conditions or them getting eaten (by a fish that ive seen eat bigger fish than them)?

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Old 09-20-2013, 01:44 PM   #2
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How about a tank divider in the 75 until you're ready for the small ones to make the move into the corner tank? It would be a cheap fix and sold at most big box stores.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:52 PM   #3
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that is a great idea but i dont have time to go get one before we leave for the next couple of days petco is 30-minutes each way. 45 is proper temp and water conditions should be nearly identical, i just dont know how quickly the water will degrade. i wouldnt think that 6 inches of fish would toxify 45 gallons that quickly but idk. i just dont want to lose my fish or have them turn into REALLY expensive feeders. in between a rock and a hard place. thank you for the reply.
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I would definitely go with the 45g, and if you can, hang a bag on seeded filter media in front of the powerhead.
I think they'll be fine for a couple of days easily, then you can test the water and do a pwc when you get back.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:26 PM   #5
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ok thank you. ive been worried sick and hoping this would work. i will put a mesh bag of bio balls in a mesh bag in front of the powerhead.
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Just make sure it's got good circulation, you don't want the oxygen levels to get too low from lack of movement. I'd think six small fish in 45 G would be ok for a few days, you can keep a full size Betta in the same water in a 2.5 G for at least 3 days without a water change.
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