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Old 03-04-2012, 11:22 PM   #11
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Wrapped the entire tank in a towel, left my overhead light on, now they are calm.... I am wondering if I have enough foliage....

a month ago I thought you could just put fish in a tank with a filter. I never knew it could be so difficult!!
That's how we all start! I forgot about dimming the lights. Leaving the lights off can help tame aggression because if they can't see eachother easily, it's harder for them to fight.
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So I added a really dark protected area to the tank. My tank is cycled now, so water quality is really good.

I need some more advice. There is a lot of food on the bottom of the tank, should I get shrimp or a pleco to clean that?

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Oh I should have mentioned the towel and dark place helped them not kill each other. There is one guy who looks like hell, but I think that was from "steping-out" so-to-speak.
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a month ago I thought you could just put fish in a tank with a filter. I never knew it could be so difficult!!
Ha! I hear ya! I was in the same boat a month ago! Hang in there!
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:52 PM   #15
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Red eyes were one of my first fish. I found them to be really aggressive amongst themselves. They would gang together and kill off the weakest member, then the next weakest member and so on. Eventually, you're left with one or two fish remaining. Now, you put them into a toxic environment (uncycled tank) and you're bound to have problems.
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Actually Lynda my tank is cycled. 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 10ppm nitrates. Also RET's come highly recommended for cycling tanks. Sorry to hear about your fish :-(
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Sorry, in your first post you indicated you used the red eyes to cycle the tank.
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So I added a really dark protected area to the tank. My tank is cycled now, so water quality is really good.

I need some more advice. There is a lot of food on the bottom of the tank, should I get shrimp or a pleco to clean that?

Cheers,
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A good gravel vac and cutting back feeding will fix that!
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