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Old 09-19-2013, 04:52 PM   #1 
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Hi guys please help me!

Hi guys i'm new to the fish community! so far i have a 10 gallon tank that is suffering new tank syndrome i know all about it... now. i have been using the correct bacteria etc. Unfortunately i was not informed about any of this before so my 2 mollies in there are mostly likely going to die during the cycle, but i got 4 tetras i don't know exactly what they are called but i know they are very hardy so they will survive. When purchasing those a fish specialist also gave me a free guppy as an "Experiment." She is a tiny one. my plan in the near future is to (Correctly cycle this one ) and get a 5 gallon for a betta i will be getting he is going to either be by himself but the reason i'm posting this is i need help. Should i keep the betta with the guppies i'm eventually going to keep in the 10 gallon? i would be getting around 5 females and 2 males. (and some ghost shrimp?) so should i get a 5 gallon for the elephant eared betta or put them all together? i was also wondering if i could feed the betta guppy fry (is that nutritious?) and if so how much and how often? Help please! and feel free to upload some pics! any other helpful tips or anything is greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:07 PM   #2 
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I think it would be a good idea to just put the betta in the 5 gallon by itself. He will probably attack the male guppies if you put him into the tank with them.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:53 AM   #3 
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Get the Mollys into their own tank with AQ salt and Prime water conditioner (to detoxify ammonia) and do frequent water changes. No fish should die during a fish-in cycle. You need a liquid test kit to find out your ammonia level and your nitrite when it shows up. To do that, get one of these: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/API-Freshwater-Master-Test-Kit/dp/B000255NCI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379681456&sr=8-1&keywords=API+freshwater"]Amazon.com: API Freshwater Master Test Kit: Pet Supplies[/ame]

Read the cycling stickies at the top of the Bowls and Habitat section of this forum. Use Prime to detoxify ammonia. Please, do not think of fish as disposable ammonia machines.

As for stocking, Molly, Betta and Guppy all require different water parameters. Research their requirements and decide what you're going to keep.

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Old 09-20-2013, 03:14 PM   #4 
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Tank you and the mollies are doing great now im plaining on only keeping 1 betta and many ghost shrimp and will be picking up a test kit this weekend!
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