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Re: tetras getting caught in filter

Subject: Re: tetras getting caught in filter
by Onyxia on 2012/9/17 10:58:55

They most likely died and were pulled towards the filter afterwards. The filter needs to stay on all the time to support the healthy bacteria that should be filtering your fishes waste. Unfortunately your filter won't have had time to grow the bacteria you need and is not doing its job, hence the dead fish. The tiny tank isn't helping either, its very difficult to keep such a small body of water stable and healthy even with a mature filter. Ideally a beginner tank would be much larger to help mitigate these problems.

The best thing you can do now is get a large food safe box (or a bigger tank, think 60 liters+) and move over the fish and existing water then follow this guide:

http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/articles ... ammonia-nitrite-spike.htm

Until you get a test kit assume that ammonia and nitrites are high and do the daily water changes as suggested.