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Old 01-03-2005, 12:22 PM   #1
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Just bought 2 Perculas... What should i do?

I have a QT that i don't think is yet established, but my main tank is nearly complete with the cycle. Should i put them into the main tank (there are no other inhabitants) or should i put them into the Qt and hope they will survive the cycle that might occur. Please help!
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Old 01-03-2005, 12:27 PM   #2
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I would keep them in QT and do plenty of water changes while your tank finishes it's cycle. Gives you time to be sure they are healthy and easier to treat if need be. If you add them to the tank and they show sign of ich, it's gonna be a pain to catch them. Good luck.
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Old 01-03-2005, 12:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-03-2005, 12:30 PM   #4
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QT tanks are typically not meant to cycle. With no substrate and no LR there won't be anything for the bacteria to grow in. QT tank will have ammonia spike but you need to do water changes to keep them down. Bigger the QT the better for this reason.
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When should i feed them? I had the guy at the fish store feed them before i brought them home. They were feeding them pellets of some kind. Should i continue with the pellets or should i use the mysis shrimp that i bought.
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Feed them whatever they'll eat (my clown loves mysid shrimp and pellets). Typically fed about once per day or at least every other day if you're trying to prevent excess waste.
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