Originally Posted by fwan
I have white cloud tetras?
i started out with 10 white cloud tetras last year
i switched tank when i moved back to my parents, but that was after christmas, so about 7 months.
In febuary when i went away for a few days, 3 of my fish died from the plastic trees i put in.
I'm not giving up!
Maybe i will get another tank! a brand new one atleast that wont give me as much complications because i dont know the history of this second hand tank! I am sad, because T&K love to watch the tank and chase the gold algae eater!
If they dont make it, then i will put off having more fish, because i dont know when i will be leaving germany and i dont want any more heartache as it is!!
By the time i put the ice cubes in 2 of the fish had died! The water was literally boiling!
What size tank is it? White cloud tetras should be fine in a smaller tank.
When you get a new plant, you should rinse it off before you put it in your tank that way any yuckies won't be on it to hurt your fish.
Brad got a second hand tank once but he cleaned it out really well and let the water cycle in the tank for a week before putting any fish in it to make sure that the tank was ok to sustain them. Maybe if these all die, you should scrub the tank down ( no soap, just hot water ) and let it dry for a few days, then try again.
Do you have the tank in a hot place? It shouldn't be boiling like that. You could cook your fish, but severe drops in temp, could hurt them too. Just reduce the temp gradually.
I have a mantis shrimp I'd love to show you. She's called a thumb splitter, and is considered dangerous. I bought her from a Pet store that we frequent. I love dangerous animals. I had a dwarf lion fish but she jumped out of the tank and died. There was $50.00 well spent.
I miss her. I also want a blue ringed octipus and an moray eel but honey won't let me have either. (especially since the octipus is highly toxic and there is no antivenom for it, and the moray eel is dangerous as well.) Someday maybe? Nah probably not. I have my limits and even though I'd love one of each, I doubt that I'd ever be crazy to actually own one.