I have a problem with a few of my neon tetra. Some of them have a white growth around their mouths and Melafix/Pimafix is not curing it. Does anyone have any suggestions? I've attached a picture to this post. Cheers!
I'm being very careful with regards to adding fish so that the bacterial cultures can cope with the increase and generally it goes to able 10ppm between changes which is pretty good from what I've researched. Max seems to be about 40ppm before you really need to get your butt in gear and change it!
I plumped with the return and exchange for females option and they seem to be much more chilled out. Have had them since Monday and they have only had a spat once yesterday over food I think. No sign of babies yet haha! If we have a few then that is actually fine, depending on how many get picked off in the tank by the adult platies. I don't imagine the corys, neons or snails would have much interest in the fry?
Thank you for the advice, though! My partner and I just didn't feel comfortable having the bully fish in the tank and being forced into buying more platies just to placate it/let it bully. 6 neons to go and then a couple of other fish and the tank will be complete! :)
Oh really? I was considering taking them back and getting 2 females. I wanted to get 4-6 more neons too as they are only a shoal of 6 at the moment; I worry that 4 more platys on top of my 3 albino corys, 6 neons and snail would not allow for that in my 54L tank.
So we just got 2 new platies and they are both male; I did not realise this until today when I looked up information about the current problem. One platy keeps chasing the other platy around the tank and last night the one being chased hid inside an ornament so that we were not able to find it for a long time.
I have the following fish in the tank: 2 platies, 3 albino cory, 6 neon tetra and a nerite snail.
What can I do to sort this? I have read some suggestions about isolation or using a mirror in the tank, does anyone have any suggestions?
I can't get a picture of the tank to upload here so this link will take you to it. Just waiting on my live plants growing a bit more.
I posted here a long time ago about fishless cycling and the many issues I was having with it. Well, life got in the way but I have now been able to successfully cycle my tank and am the proud owner of 6 neon tetra! They arrived on Sunday and have been playing around the filter like mad. They seem to enjoy the tank.
I have a 54L tank and was thinking about another 4-6 tetras, 3 albino corys and a couple of guppies.
In everyone's experience, does this seem like an alright number to keep in that size of tank?
So I put in 1/3 of my usual ammonia last night and the nitrites have thankfully disappeared as of now. I'll dose with 3ppm again and see where we are tomorrow at this time. I imagine 1 bucket from a 54l tank would be fine for a PWC if required?
Quick question. My nitrite levels are away up to the top of the scale again and I've only been dosing with ammonia as usual. 3ppm each time it hits 0. My nitrate is also at the top of the scale. Should I skip a day of ammonia dosing to let the second stage catch up?
My journey was similar. No breakdown of ammonia for weeks and then I changed 90% of the water and put in a new filter. That sorted it out! I didn't have any filter media from anyone else at that point, it just kicked off naturally. I also had this slimy milky coloured growth in my tank pre-cycle and that has not returned since I changed the water/filter and removed the ornaments. Not saying this will work for you but it worked really well for me. I plugged my tank in mid-December so it is about time! Haha.