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Old 06-05-2012, 05:21 PM   #11
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19 liters is only 3.8 gallons
You need at least a 10 gallon tank for them with no other tankmates besides one more platy or one male guppy
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:04 PM   #12
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Unfortunately, most LFS are in it to make money. They know they can sell most people fish with the aquarium. Then, when they die, they will come back for more remedies and fish. It is an ongoing cycle where you just keep spending money there. Not to say all are like that, but most are. Ask your questions here and we will help you through it. You will need to do daily water changes to keep ammonia from building up and killing your fish. I would not add any medicines right now. Your best defense is good clean water. That alone can fix alot.
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19 liters is only 3.8 gallons
You need at least a 10 gallon tank for them with no other tankmates besides one more platy or one male guppy
He already stated he was upgrading.
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He already stated he was upgrading.
I know that but I was only telling the tank size the fish need
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19 liters is only 3.8 gallons
You need at least a 10 gallon tank for them with no other tankmates besides one more platy or one male guppy
19L is roughly 5 US gallons btw.
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19L is roughly 5 US gallons btw.
Oops! I did the wrong math
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Thank you, regarding the water changes. That was going to be my next question. I was wondering whether I should be adding stress coat and/or stress zyme when I do the daily part water changes. I added both today but then wondered what happens tomorrow. Do I add untreated tap water or treat it first? Worried about doing the wrong thing! Thank you for your help.
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Thank you, regarding the water changes. That was going to be my next question. I was wondering whether I should be adding stress coat and/or stress zyme when I do the daily part water changes. I added both today but then wondered what happens tomorrow. Do I add untreated tap water or treat it first? Worried about doing the wrong thing! Thank you for your help.
Always treat any water before adding to the tank. I add mine to the water bucket and stir well. Try to match your new water to your tank water to avoid possible temperature shock. I top mine with boiled water from the kettle. Don't use water from your hot tap. You will get used to testing water with your hands. I shouldn't think you would need to add stress coat etc every day. I would just treat the amount needed for your bucket water if you really want to add them. Other wise You could justuise them when you get to weekly waterchanges
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Thank you. The only treatments I have at the moment are the API stress zyme and stress cost that the store advised me to use when i got the tank. Should i be using something different?
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Thank you. The only treatments I have at the moment are the API stress zyme and stress cost that the store advised me to use when i got the tank. Should i be using something different?
Stress coat, I meant! Oops.
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