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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 02:19 PM
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I lost a neon too out of the 5 I got from petco I did do a drip acclimation. I woke up to look at them and one of my ghost shrimp was eating it. Maybe it was a bad fish before I even got it.
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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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I have a community tank with 2 angels (2-1/2 to 3"), 2 bleeding hearts, 2 Ottos, 2 glass cats, a 5" pleco and 10 neons. I have been reading that a pH of 7.0 is ideal for a community. Also, is my fish count maxed out for a 30g (I believe I am getting close). I want to add some corys to help clean the substrate.
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Maybe your angles killed it?
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post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 02:36 PM
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You could even go a significant bit lower for all those species, but the whole issue here is consistency. It would be much healthier for your fish to just adjust to your stable high pH, then have to worry about the pH suddenly changing when a water change is done since your tank pH and tap pH vary so drastically.

I have kept all of those species at 7.6-7.8 and they are ok since it's consistent. But when i lowered my pH, their colors were slightly better.

And just a note, what out for your Angel's and Bleeding Hearts. Bleeding Heart Tetra's eat the fins and scales of other fish as a natural habit, so if your angels fins start getting shorter, we can narrow down who it is haha.

Had this exact thing happen with my 7 angels and Bleeding Heart Tetra's in a school of 22.

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Neatfish, my angels are not aggressive at all. I am thinking couldnt handle water adjustment.

Steveboos, my bleeding hearts only nip at each other. They leave all the other fish alone.

What do you think of my fish count and adding corys?
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10 neons, down to 8. Fish count also.

Lost another one. The others ate well last night.

I have a community tank with 2 angels (2-1/2 to 3"), 2 bleeding hearts, 2 Ottos, 2 glass cats, a 5" pleco and 10 neons. I have been reading that a pH of 7.0 is ideal for a community. Also, is my fish count maxed out for a 30g (I believe I am getting close). I want to add some corys to help clean the substrate.
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Test the water in the bag. GH, KH, TDS

Make the Q-tank match that. (GH, KH, TDS)

Then drip acclimate.

While the fish are in quarantine for about a month or longer make small changes to the GH, KH and TDS of the Q-tank until it matches the display tank.
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