so a friend of the family has been keeping 3 peppermint tetras in a bowl (not sure of the size) for 3 weeks now. it doesn't sound like she's done a water change at all because she told my mother their is scum on the top and she just feeds them every once in a while. I told them i'd take them. I plan on starting a community tank sometime after christmas and they can live in that, but i need somewhere to keep them. the tank my community tank is going to go in is currently under repairs to patch a crack.
my set ups right now are:
10g with 1 female betta, 4 peppered corries, and a mystery snail
3.5g with 1 male betta and a mystery snail
5.5g with 1 male betta and a mystery snail
i've heard that tetras are fin bitters so i'm hesitant to put them in any tanks with my bettas... i know that if i added them to my 10g with my female it would be overstocked... to make things better i'm thinking i can temporarily divide my 5.5g and move my female in there so the tetras can have the 10g with the corries...
they're going to need qt for sure and i don't have an extra tank... i probably shouldn't take these guys but i feel horrible leaving them in the situation they're in.
any suggestions/ideas/comments on my plans that can help? the soonest i can get the 30g future community tank running would be this weekend and it wouldn't be cycled. I was going to be getting the filter and heater for christmas so i was going to wait till then to get it running...
*note, i don't have them yet, i said i'd pick them up this weekend