So I've set up a new 240L tank recently. It has a Fluval 306 external filter. I also have a mature 125L tank running a Fluval 206 canister filter. I've moved all the fish from the 125L tank into the 240L but have taken two of the sponge pads along with a handful of ceramics from the mature tank and put them into the new tank filter. Will this be enough to kick start the cycling process or should I have added more of the filter media?
Fish that have been moved:
11 Electric blue Acara's (very small 1" in size) 4 small platies Bristlenose Plec Bamboo Shrimp 1 Guppy 4 Honey Gourami 4 Black Phantom Tetra
When are electric blue Acara fry safe to put into the main tank (With Dad)
So I have around 20 Electric blue Acara fry in a nursery net which are growing quickly. I usually wait for fry to be large enough so they can't be eaten before releasing them but will they still be fine to go back into the main tank with their Dad or will he attack them as they will be much smaller than him? (Once they're bigger)
A week ago my Electric blue Acara's spawned and days later I'd sucked the fry out and into a fry nursery inside the tank due to their numbers appearing to fall daily. Since then the female Acara hasn't eaten and will occasionally spit food out if she bother's to venture towards any food at all. For days now she's been either sat in the plants or stays in the corner of the aquarium. Could removing the fry from her have caused this?
My water tests are all normal (Everything is zero, nitrates are virtually zero)
Last night I did randomly lose a platy overnight who'd appeared to have trouble with buoyancy the night before. (I think a few of the fish try to eat the plec algae wafers and as this expands a lot I'm not sure if this could have caused it.
As I'd worried about the Accra I did add Esha 200 and Esha Exit to the tank but nothing has changed on day 3 of the treatment.
Hi everyone, I'd been under the impression that my 2 Acara's were both male but today I've found that they've laid eggs! Do i just leave them to hopefully look after them by themselves or do i ever move the fry into a breeding net?
so today I've noticed the two Acara's acting really strange and digging up one of my plants. There appears to be a few eggs on the leaf but at times it looks like they're just eating them etc. I guess i do have a pair.