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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Immediate Community Advice Needed

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I just purchased four platys and two cory cats for my community tank. I also pulled the existing Cory cat from my Berta's tank to make three cory cats. All of the fish are now getting acclimated.

I know that the betta should be added last. My question is, when? Should I let the other fish have the tank for twenty four hours, twenty minutes, and hour? I have no idea.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 08:50 PM
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That's a personal preference really IMO. I don't remove my Bettas but others do. If I did remove mine I'd probably wait an hour or so. I take it you're not going to QT your new fish to ensure they're healthy? You'll want to keep an eye on you water parameters for a week or so because adding that many at once can cause a mini cycle.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Ah, that is a good idea, thank you :)
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Good luck with it. I love getting new fish & its so fun to watch them explore when they're released into their new tank.
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I'm watching them now and my mom is making me feel bad for not being in the kitchen keeping her company. But new fishes! D:
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 09:22 PM
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Since it's a new tank (right?) you should do water changes more often for the first week or so, just to keep the ammonia low.

About your betta, I don't think 20 minutes or 1 hour will get your other fish used to the tank, so maybe 24 hours would be good.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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I've had the tank set up for about a week, so yes, it's pretty new :)

I think I've decided to wait about a week to add my betta- I want to be sure the new fish don't have anything they could give to him
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 07:26 PM
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Cories are schooling fish and you should have at least five, though six is better. Quarantine is always a good idea, so the longer the better!


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