So I have been reading for a couples weeks now, learning everything I can from various forums. Apparently I seem to learning about fishes, cycles, tank mates all in the wrong order.
Two weeks ago I bought a Fish tank and the LPS
said I could put fish in the next day. Excitedly we bought a 5 fish and 1 Fiddler Crab (2 Neon Tetra's, 2 Zebra Danio's, 1 very small Tiger Barb). I asked every question my naive mind could muster and we were off to show the fishes their new home.
Later that night I began to research each fish species and everything possible about Aquariums, finding out that I just did everything backwards.
So here I am seeking some advice, I lost 1 Tetra and the rest seem to be doing fine, I had a brief encounter with Ich and quickly treated the tank.
I have purchased air stones, air pump, sponge filter, master test kit, enough decor for a 10 gallon take to hide the sunken titanic and a good 15lbs of gravel. I just ordered a Crab Habitat to help my little crab from hiding up at the top of the tank.
Now I am two weeks into cycling the tank with fish (I feel horrible subjecting them to this cycle) and I believe I need to remove some decor and make room for the Crab Habitat.
I have a plan to install the Crab Habitat but I dont want to stress out the fish more then they are already. I need to remove all the decor, gravel and setup the air stones/crab habitat, pump and decor all over again so it is visually appealing.
What is the best way to remove the fish and hold them for an hour while I do all this?
I am happy to provide any more information to help answer the question or if you just want to ask me anything.
Sorry if I upset anyone while they read this, I am new, and just wish I started researching everything prior to buying animals.