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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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How long before adding fish

So I added the 8 head and tail light tetras to my tank exactly a week ago, they all seem to be doing just fine.

well, I was wondering, how long should I wait before adding additional fish? I know I've heard that you have to slowly add them.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 09:07 PM
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Test your water, if the water parameters are fine then more fish. How big is your tank?
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yeah, if you're still close to zero with your ammonia and nitrite, i'd say go for it. and as long as you have enough plants to handle a tad bit higher nitrate, i think you're good to go.

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Don't forget to quarantine each group of new fish.
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test your paramaters if nitrites and ammonia are 0 your good to go but due qt your new fish cause it would blow to have them all get sick cause of one new fish
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