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Old 05-01-2005, 11:06 AM   #1
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a couple of tetras acting crazy

We just set up a new 10 gal. tank. Put in a couple tetras (one blue black and one red black tetra) to start the cycle. Last night the pink one was acting crazy pushing against the side of the glass all the time. the blue one was acting normal. blue ate, pink didn't. This morning both are acting a little nuts (though red one more) neither has eaten before it all went to the bottom. Ph may be a little hight at 7.4 I am working at bringing it down. I have no idea what is happening, does anyone else?
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Old 05-01-2005, 11:12 AM   #2
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Tetras are schooling fish and may become skidish with few other fish to school with. Perhaps there is something in your water as well. Did you use a dechlor before adding the fish?
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I agree with BrianNY. Tetras can get a little nutsy when they seem to be alone. After checking about the dechlor, you may want to add a couple more, especially of the same genus.
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Thanks guys, I love forums. I did do a dechlorination, and let the tank stand for a day with everything running before I added the critters. Later today (Sunday) the red seemed much calmer but we thought about the lack of another fish for it and added another. All three seem to be very calm, doing their own thing exploring etc. The first red doesn't seem to have eaten much. the blue grabs whatever is about. Am I safe to assume that as it is a little calmer it will now eat more regularly? How long before starvation is an issue?
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Fish can go a few days without eating. If he doesn't seem interested in eating after a day or two more, you may lose him.
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