Originally Posted by AyalaCookiejar
It won't ruin the cycle... But if you go too long without a food source, the bacteria will die off. The only thing that would ruin your cycle would be turning off the filter for too long or adding unconditioned water to the tank. Both your fish and your good bacteria need water conditioner :)
Also, its possible they were being picked on. There were three females in the tank, right? Chances are the tank wasn't decorated enough and plus, you need more than three females for them to live together.
Ok good :) I will be doing my water changes tomorrow :D (finally lol!) And I did add the ammonia to my 5 gallon but I never got around to doing it to the 10 gallon so I may just add some of Umi's old water after I do the big change so that there will be some ammonia. And here's the million dollar question, how in the world do I introduce him to the cycled water safely? Or at least how long should I take? Because I'm so scared to go to fast!
I know that the litter one, Half n Half was defiantly especially with her back end being dead skin. And there was only one little plant in the middle, bright lights and a ton of other fish and frogs. They were supposedly in a 25 gallon tank but the frogs were aggressive and there was no cover for them at all.