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Old 11-18-2011, 06:32 PM   #1
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New fish in QT, when to start feeding?

Just got to small schooling bannerfish, when should I start feeding them?
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:39 PM   #2
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I know, I sacrificed some live rock but these are hardy fish and I didn't have any cycled media and I get attached to fish this cute so it's worth maybe loosing $30 worth of LR to keep the water nicer for them..
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:20 PM   #3
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You won't lose anything. Do you have a HOB filter running in the QT? If so the LR will seed it with bacteria and there won't be a cycle.
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You won't lose anything. Do you have a HOB filter running in the QT? If so the LR will seed it with bacteria and there won't be a cycle.
Ok, lol but when is best to start feeding my new fish?
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:46 PM   #5
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I'd give them some time to adjust. Maybe tomorrow sometime. Fish are fine to go several days without food.
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You won't lose anything. Do you have a HOB filter running in the QT? If so the LR will seed it with bacteria and there won't be a cycle.
I actually have 2 HOB filters but one has no filter media in it cause it's only to increase water flow.. A cheap power head
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I actually have 2 HOB filters but one has no filter media in it cause it's only to increase water flow.. A cheap power head
Whatever works lol. Throw some rubble in it if you can. If not it'll work just fine as a PH.
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I'd give them some time to adjust. Maybe tomorrow sometime. Fish are fine to go several days without food.
K, cause they seem to be doing well, they are picking at the live rock steadily..
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I've fed my fish hours within putting them in qt. They usually eat right away for me. Might not be a bad idea to see if they are hungry. always makes my nerves relax once I see them eat. lol
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Whatever works lol. Throw some rubble in it if you can. If not it'll work just fine as a PH.
It's a 10 gallon filter, so no rubble I have is small enough to fit inside of it..
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