Hello there! My name is Jared and I have just finished setting up my freshwater tropical community tank equipped with a power filter and a nice adjustable heater. I do have one question though... The lady at pet smart told me to start out my tank with a few zebra danios. They have been in my tank for 2 days now and I was wondering how long it will take before I can add other fish I desire(glofish, guppies) Any advice would be great thanks!
Hey sounds like a nice setup. I have just one question for you: is your tank cycled? Because if it isn't you are going to have to a fish in cycle with the danios. I did a fish in cycle with my tank with zebra danios in the fall and it took about two months to complete and you can only add fish more fish after your tank is cycled. If your tank is cycled than you should test your water levels everyday, until everything is at zero. When this happens (usually takes about a week or so depending on the number and size of your fish) you can slowly (2-3 fish at a time) start adding more fish and repeating the same process.
Just a word of advice: fish in cycling can be frustrating and at times very demanding......but when you have finally finished it, it's the best feeling in the world!!! If you keep up on water changes and test your water daily, your fish will be fine, danios are great cycling fish because they are so hardy!