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Old 06-30-2011, 02:56 PM   #1801 
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Forget the WC, itll just stress him out. Test your water. Try live foods, or frozen. Try different pellets. One of my guys is doing this too. He is swimming but not too much. He only like frozen BWs. He won't touch pellets.I need to feed him something else, but he won't eat.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:04 PM   #1802 
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I've been thinking maybe I should test the water. Just need to get a test kit - forgot to grab one when we got the rest of his supplies...

How often should I do water changes for a 3 gallon? Is 50% twice a week enough?

I actually already had some different pellets on hand, so I tried those, but he ignored them too. I'll have to see if I can find him some frozen bloodworms... I'm not sure if anyone around here has them, though...
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:10 PM   #1803 
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Sounds good! Are you good (expert) enough to cycle a 3G? Cause that would be great, but hard. If not maybe a 50% water only change and a 100% change weekly.
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Thanks, Neil! LOL. I'm far from an expert - this is actually my very first aquarium - so I doubt it. All this stuff about cycling is rather confusing. I keep thinking I've got a handle on, then I read something that makes me think otherwise... So for now, I think I'll stick with your suggestion.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:24 PM   #1805 
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I thought the shipping from Thailand to your country went to the seller.
Really? That's not what my (canadian) transshipper or breeder from Thailand said @.@

The guy in Thailand said to "pay me for the fish and everything else is for your transshipper"
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:30 PM   #1806 
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@Squid: If it's not filtered then one of your water changes should be 100% I believe @.@...other than that I'm not really sure, hopefully somebody else can help.

EDIT: Oh DERP, you said it was filtered in a later post, nevermind X_X
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:43 PM   #1807 
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Thanks, Bahamut! I think maybe he's just getting used to things still. This is only his third day in the new tank. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he'll perk up and start eating again here in the next couple days...
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:30 PM   #1808 
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is it a good idea to soak the gravel/substrate with hot water when doing 100 wc in a 1 gal tank? does the gravel help a tank cycle?
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:28 PM   #1809 
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one teaspoon of AQ salt per gallon right? ^-^ thanks <3

edit: for stubborn torn fin >.<; ( meaning stubborn because one tiny corner of it won't heal up, not because it's fin rot and eating up the fin at a fast pace, it's not getting worse, just not better either. )

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Old 06-30-2011, 07:11 PM   #1810 
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@nel3: I know I would do it, 1 gallon is not large enough to cycle safely and is generally not stable. You don't HAVE to soak them in hot water, but when I do 100% water changes I rinse the gravel.
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