I recently (Monday 24) lost my beloved Napoleon but I just can't look an an empty tank. I woke up to feed him today and it took me a little bit to realize that there's no water in the tank... So I need a new fish. I'm looking at the pet store tomorrow. I think he died of Ich... probably caused by temp fluctuations. Stupid topfin heater....
Anyway! I bleached the tank. (2 cups of bleach in a 10 gal) Then rinsed it out a lot with hot water. All his stuff got soaked. I'm pretty sure I got all the residue off. (any sure way I can tell?) So when I get the new fish I can't set up the tank soon enough to acclimate him. Can I let him live in a mason jar for a few days? Only 1-3 and I'll be there to watch over him and stuff. It's just because I don't want to have him floating while I'm at school or work.
It's a 10 gal. Do I have to cycle fishless? It has a heater (fluval) and a filter (tetra whisper) Or can I just put him in there and do weekly 10-20 percent water changes? I don't have any substrate. It's just a pain.
Also, there's no way I could put a sorority in 5 gal could I? If I split the tank? It might be too much work for me. It's just a thought. Maybe another male? Opinions? If I did split the tank I wouldn't get the 2nd one until about a few months after I only had the one. Oh and is there something wrong with freeze dried brine shrimp (except for the fact it smells and you have to break small pieces off)?
I just don't want anything to go terribly wrong this time... It scares me... Thanks for enduring this post.
I'm sorry for the scatter brained ness of this post. I'm still a little upset
P.S. If anyone ever wants a memorial to their fish/any other animal/person I guess. I do a mean job at making videos for it. I'll post a vid in a memorial post soon.