Hi all, The latest on my fish is that all seem really well, the giveaway discolouration on the fins and spine scales has faded drastically, and for this I am thankful, there health has improved no end. I have used the water testing kit tonight and the levels are fine, the tank is still very new and I still have my fingers crossed but I have high hopes that all my fish will live happy healthy lives. I have thoughts on introducing crabs (not sure of the name) I saw them in the aquarium store where I bought the new tank, as crabs are bottom feeders I think this will aid the cleaning of the debris, which accumulates on the bottom as all my fish seem to do is Poo, does anyone have any thoughts on this idea.
Hi FGF, To say I was worried about the fish at the weekend is an understatement; I really thought on Monday night when I got home from work they would all be dead. Luckily I had the new tank with me and got stuck in with setting it up (long job with god knows how many buckets of water, OH was shattered when it was finished). The fish became quickly acclimatised to the water and set about strutting their stuff, fins up almost giddy with their new surroundings, I thought this may have been hysteria but no this morning they were all at the front of the glass looking at me, if fish could smile mine are laughing there heads off. I can?t tell you have happy I am so far with the results.
Hi, I have tonight swilled the fake and real plants along with the ornaments from the old tank (not in fresh water but in the old tank) I guess the declorinator will help with any nasties but hopefully some of the good bacteria will have survived. The fish are so much happier having there own surrounding back, I have been trying to post a pic but the file size is too large. When I have fathomed it out I will post pics of the tank and its occupants.
Hi Cathie, How would it be if introduced the ornaments from the old tank along with fake and real plants, LHG was saying that adding some of the old media may be benificial, will the algea on the ornaments have any good bacteria?
My fish have been introduced to there new home and from the way they are measuring the tank and exploring (nothing in there at the moment i was advised to just get the water right) all looks well, all have fins up and displaying, i suppose i will come down stairs in the morning with trepidation but something had to be done, it was breaking my heart to see them suffering.
I have tested to new tank water and all looks ok, i also tested the old fish water and was astounded that they wernt all dead, thank god i caught them in time.
Hi LHG. I have taken the good advise given and invested in a 57 gallon tank, Juwel vision 260, complete with internal filter which is supposed to be top of the range, i have been advised to wash the tank and the gravel, fill the tank using a water conditioner to clear the ammonia from the water, let it settle for 3 hours and slowley introduce the fish, not to feed them until tomrw and then only sparingly and keep my fingers crossed. The tank is settling now and has been for the past 2 hours i have been conserned over the fish,s welfare all day at work and left early with a determination to save my fish.
I would like to thank all you kind people for taking the time to converse with me and help to solve the problem with my fish.
I will do my best for them safe and well, i keep you updated with any progress.
Good Morning, I have attached a picture of the tank and fish, i am leaving work early today to invest in a tank with all the testing kit, pump, external filter etc: my credit card will have to take the strain this time but it will be worth it.
Thank you for all your advise, i cant tell you how much i appreciate it, i will be getting a tester kit tomrw and looking into another tank, then comes the problem of who goes in which tank, they are all the best of friends lol.
I do feel more comfortable about how to deal with things now, thanks guys Jenny
Hi Cathie, Ive just seen the tester kit and the water declorinater, i think i should visit an aquarium store asap i dont think i could wait 5 days for delivery i need to save my fish now, i realy appreciate you taking the time to point me in the right direction. Is there something i can do for them now? before the stores open tomrw.