I'm new to the forum (obviously) and I have concerns about "my" new fish.
My wife and I had decided to start a fish tank for my two and a half year old daughter to look at as she has recently developed an interest in fish.
I had/have an old aquarium from 15 or so years ago when I kept a few small fish, so I filled it with spring water, added some aqua safe water conditioner (Tetra brand) put the hood on, plugged in my Tetra filter and the next day I went out of town.
My wife let the tank wait 3 days, and started adding plants and fish (without a word to me).
The tank is glass, 10 gallon, 20L/10W/12H and the filter is propper for the size tank.
We went today and bought a heater it desperately needed, and removed the fantail and the goldfish she had in there. I left in the Male Beta, the 5 fancy guppies, and the 5 neon tetras.
My concerns now are the water quality. I don't have (and can't buy for a couple days yet [paintball is expensive
]) the test strips and chemicals to determine the PH balance or amonia levels.
I don't want the fish to die, is there anything else I should do until I have the cash for chemicals ?
They seem active and happy. They are eating. The tank temp is fairly steady around 80 degrees...
(Pics to follow soon)