Couple of things about adding new livestock. First, how often should I do water changes on my 10gal QT
. It has one 1/2 in Perc in it. I had a pair, but the second only lasted about 2 hours, includng the 1 hour acclimation. He looked fine at my LFS
, and my remaining perc seems very comfortable has has been eating flakes for a day now. Tried to get a refund for the second perc, but no dice. Won't be going to that LFS
anymore if I can help it.
Second, I am going to be getting a team of snails, one peppermint shrimp and one cleaner shrimp. They will be in my tank before any fish. What should I feed the shrimp? Would you recommend not getting shrimp before fish? Are these two types ok for beginners?
Third, the online vendor I am thinking about using advises getting the snails (and crabs, but I have learned from this forum it's best not to go down that road) into the tank as soon as possible, without a long acclimation period. Is this right?
29 gallon tank
40 lbs of LR
1.5 inches of LS
CPR BakPak skimmer w/ preskimmer
Aquaclear 201 and 301 powerheads
Tronic 100W heater
2 20W NO
Snail crew, Peppermint Shrimp, 2 Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Percula Clown, Watchman Goby