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Joliet Jake replied the topic: Re:Breeding feeder fish.

OK, but just remember that these 6 fish are small and that's alot of water for 6 small fish. Point being, they will generate minute amounts of ammonia necessary to get this tank moving in the right direction so don't expect miracles with the cycle process. You're looking at a good 4 weeks at least I'll bet. Learn how to use you master test kit and begin to check for trace amounts of ammonia in a week or two. I am confident you will not see any readings at all before then. Just have patience and enjoy those pink danios for the time being. ;)

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and of course they where all out of the pink ones, the girlfriend was mad but same day they have regular ones in! but they have long tails.


should I of gotten more?! they where only 2 dollars each ill go buy more maybe!

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Joliet Jake replied the topic: Re:Breeding feeder fish.

Yup, long finned Danios will work too.
I would have gotten a bigger school, maybe 8-10 at least, but 6 will work. Like I said, it won't make miracles happen but as those 6 fish eat daily and make waste daily, they will be creating ammonia and that ammonia must build up to high levels before it will begin to convert over to nitrites which in turn will begin to convert to nitrates. You really should test your tap water, or water in the tank as it is today for nitrates to see if you have a natural tap level of nitrates. (Some water supplies do have a good level) otherwise you could be fooled later into thinking that the cycle is complete (having a nitrate reading) but then, it only counts if ammonia and nitrites are both back to zero first. If you want, you certainly can add a few more danios in there, even another 6. If your tap water has zero nitrates, then a nitrate reading in your tank weeks from now will signify the cycle is nearing completion.

Did you decide or buy another supplemental filter?

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Bangerang103 replied the topic: Re:Breeding feeder fish.

yea there is a marineland 230 or is it a 240?


Think im gonna buy that its the one there he might buy it for me with his discount. should i run two? the aqua clear and that or Just the marineland 230


thats the emperor i belive.

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Joliet Jake replied the topic: Re:Breeding feeder fish.

Emporer 280? That has one single bio wheel and is rated for 280 GPH and I would run both this and your old filter too. One Bio Wheel is better then none.

Here it is:
www.drsfostersmith.com/Product/Prod_Display.cfm?pcatid=14448...l&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Np=1&N=2004&Nty=1


BUT for $9 more, you really should consider the Emporer 400 model with 400GPH and two bio wheels....

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Bangerang103 replied the topic: Re:Breeding feeder fish.

Ill buy that one then prolly if not tommorow the next day I have off is that quiet? my 6 danios look good in the tank but the tank is so big for them! I bought also some floating plants that they can play in, which i can switch to the breeder tank when I want to do that.

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Joliet Jake replied the topic: Re:Breeding feeder fish.

It's probably no noisier then your Aquaclear filter is. Just remember, with keeping Oscar fish, you can never have too much filtration.

But I remind you if you want a totally silent filter, look at a good cannister filter like Eheim or the Marineland C-Series. Avoid Fluval in my honest opinion, they're cheap but not good filters and bypass water easily negating the filter totally. Also if you look at Cannister filters, watch because some come with all the media inside and some do not and the media can add up to substantial $ more. Those Marinelands do include the media.

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Bangerang103 replied the topic: Re:Breeding feeder fish.

the smallest zebra died :S . He was almost half there size though I left him in for 24 hrs I will buy 7 more tomm, think he died from the tank water? or from the others picking on him? because the others look really healthy and are swimming all over eating alot and chasing each other like crazy.

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Joliet Jake replied the topic: Re:Breeding feeder fish.

It's highly doubtful the water was the cause. The water is fresh and couldn't possibly contain dangerous levels of nitrites or ammonia yet and besides, danios are pretty hardy fish that way. Sounds like something may have been wrong with him being small like that, Most likely all those fish came from the same batch of fry so all should be similarly sized. Danios are known to be fin nippers and you have long finned variety there as well, so maybe he got picked on is all. Don't worry, this stuff happens.

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From a personal point of view, I think breeding feeders is more hassle than it's worth, and actually not really necessary when you think about how much food is commercially available, and what you can harvest in your back garden. Looking after an Oscar tank is enough work at the end of the day, without the extra work of keeping a breeder tank nice and clean..

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