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Old 09-14-2004, 12:39 PM   #11
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The only two cents I will add is that two weeks is a very short cycle time indeed. That said, you can after a few days put a couple of danios in and wait for things to settle.
You could also do the fishless cycling route, but it's awfully boring watching ammonia. Jeff
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Old 09-14-2004, 09:01 PM   #12
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when schooling fish are kept in 2's it seems they always pick on each other. my tetras do it, as you can see i only have 2. i had 4 white clouds during cycling, and they always schooled together, and were very freindly to one another. they were kindda slow and hung out a lot, moving a little bit here and there. but they are jumpers too. i found the best way to jump-safe your tank is to put small netting over the exposed ares, like where the filter and heater cut-outs are. its better than finding a white cloud stiff the next morning from surfing the carpet ocean.
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Old 09-14-2004, 09:29 PM   #13
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I have a 10g as well. My zebra danios are very active and chase each other around, but they don't bully each other. You might want to consider them. Good luck with eveything.
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Old 09-15-2004, 12:34 AM   #14
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You are so right about the white clouds, thetmaxx!! Initially I started with two white clouds, just to find out that one disappeared overnight. I tried to find it everywhere, but didn't have a clue where it went, only after 2 weeks later I found its body on the carpet turned into a jerky. I remember them jumping every now and then, and he must've made a real good one when he got out. Now I covered the openings with clear wrap (such as sarans) so that the other won't be able to jump out.

I never knew that neon would constantly pick on each other when they are kept in two. But I really want to have a school of white cloud, so I'll probably wait until those two neons run their course... I mean, everything that's alive has to go some day, right?
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Old 09-15-2004, 12:40 AM   #15
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By the way, Carassius spp. are indeed delicious, thetmaxx... You just have to know which variety to choose, how to cook them, and more importantly, how to eat them.
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Old 09-15-2004, 06:44 PM   #16
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ill be posting pics as soon as im done setting it up and cycling ....
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Old 09-15-2004, 09:10 PM   #17
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i had seran wrap back there actually to start with, but my filter on day managed to start pumping water on top of the seran wrap, so i cut a hole in the bottom so it would go back to the tank, and not my carpet... then i saw some netting from some rocks i bought and had a brain storm. now i have netting, it hasn't been tested (by the fish) but i have a feeling it will work.

you know the funny story about my white cloud jumping is that i was about to go to sleep when i heard somehting flip in the water. i thought it was probably just a bubble from all of my bubble toys... but i thought, that was kind of a big one. then it occured to me, if something did jump it only has a 1"x4" hole to make it out of, the odds are slim, especially with the lights off! so i went to bed.

the next moring i couldn't get a proper head count, then i thought, oh no!!! so i looked around, sure enough. the little guy was stiff if i would have looked when it happened i coulda saved his life. i still feel kindda bad. but that was a year ago, and i must move on....
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