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Old 10-19-2011, 09:49 AM   #1
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hello im a new guy both to this site and to keeping fish

my name is michael im 19

i have just introduced my first lot of fish and they seem to be doing very well im currently keeping a group of neon tetra and orange tetra with two dalmation coloured mollies, and this morning i woke to find 5 new fish in my tank with no idea what they are or where they came from as both my mollies are female so they must have already been pregnant is the only thing i can think of lol.

i wish i had more money for a bigger better tank but all i could afford was a 48 litre tank so only small tropical fish for me

any advice for small tropical fish would be appreciated
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:16 AM   #4
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well at the moment i have worries about my filter as two fish decided to get stuck in it and die is there such things as covers for the filter?
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Unless you have a really powerful filter, only sick or dying fish will get stuck to it.

What are your readings for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate? How long has the tank been cycled?
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well i checked for those things and its fine no sign and the tank has been running a week and a half
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well i checked for those things and its fine no sign and the tank has been running a week and a half
You have a test kit? You checked for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate? What were your readings?

Did you cycle this tank? If you don't know what that means, please see here..... I just learned about cycling but I already have fish. What now?!
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