Originally Posted by phoenix91
I'm planning on rearranging the inhabitants of 2 of my tanks. I'm moving my dwarf puffer from, his 20g (i lost his little buddy yesterday and he's freaking being in that huge tank alone) into my female vt's 5g and moving her into the 20g and getting a school of rasboras or maybe tetras to go in with her.
So my question: Do i need to do anything specific when i move them? I'll obviously acclimate them but do i need to change the water completely prior to the move?
Both fish are healthy and eating well, aside from Button the DP's freak outs he's doing fine and is, as far as i can tell, disease free.
Before adding the new fish that i'll get i am going to qt them to check for diseases and treat anything i find.
QT is a good idea, I would probably do a fairly substantial (not 100%) water change, like 50% or something before putting them in to dilute any hormones either fish could have excreted in terms of territory.
Originally Posted by HazelrahLayna7
I'm cycling my ten gallon (Its fish-in, but OFL gave me some good guidelines. :)) and just want to double check something. When the ammonia gets to 0.50 PPM I need to change the water to get it back to 0 PPM, right? (Using API test kit and twice weekly water changes.)
(And I believe that I remember that boogers are things that your nose mucus catches that aren't supposed to be in your body, and then when they accumulate up enough you sneeze them out. Or something like that. So I would think that bettas aren't supposed to have them in them either. [It made me stop eating my own...Gross, I know...
] So the same as Betta Monkey said.)
You are correct about the boogers, lol.
As for the water changes, in my experience, I would just lower them to a "SAFE" level, but not 0. If you lower it to 0 the bacteria will starve and die off, which will reset your cycle.
I have personally NEVER had any trouble cycling fish-in. I think in my 5 gals, I changed the water once a week with 1 fish in it, until it finally cycled.
Oh well XD