Since I can't get into the classifieds section, I'll post this here.
Here is the whole sad tale...
My tank cycled. At least I thought it did. Ammonia passed 6, Nitrite passed 10, nitrate past 40...for a long long time it was 0, 0, 10, and everything was good...bought two clowns, it was good...bought a choco chip starfish, it was good...bought a clean up crew, and then here is my cardinal sin, and i feel like an idiot for it.
I bought a copperband butterflyfish.
I know, I know, stupid thing to do. But it looked beautiful and LFS
guy said that a beginner could work with it.
Well it's been 5 days, and he's only nibbled on stuff. My ammonia is at .5 and nitrates are at 10-15.
I have a topic going about it, and people don't seem to think my tank cycled.
I can sell the clowns back to my LFS
, but there is no policy on the butterfly.
I understand now that my tank is probably not in any shape for the clownfish, and DEFINITELY not in any shape for the butterflyfish. If I cannot get the ammonia back down in the next day, is there anyone out there who would be willing to buy the butterflyfish off of me? I don't want this guy to die in a tank because i'm an idiot and don't know the first thing about saltwater aquariums.
If anyone lives near or around Erie, PA and would be willing to buy him off of me, let me know...he's real healthy and ate at the LFS
(I demanded to see him eat before I would buy him).