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Old 06-22-2012, 02:34 AM   #1
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i just added some flame tetras to my tank today 25gal tank today and i was wondering if there was a time limit on how long i should wait to put new fish in please help!
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:41 AM   #2
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how many did you add?
i'd personally wait at least two weeks to a month to let them get settled, and make sure your tank can handle the load. very least would be maybe three or five days if you want to be safe.
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i added four of them
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i added four of them
the first thing i'd add is more flame tetras, then. tetras should be kept in groups of at least six, preferably something more like eight.
anyways, if your tank is definitely cycled, the filter should be able to handle that bioload. still test your water quality and be sure your tank is 0 on ammonia and nitrite before getting more fish.
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k thanks
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