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Moral fish dilemma

I have a Fluval Spec 2g on my desk at work. Now this morning my sister who works for the same company came in early and put two glow light tetras in he tank. It is planted and just getting going. My dilemma is I know the tank is to small for them but I don't want to rip it down to get them out.

She thought she was doing something sweet and thoughtful. I haven't told her yet.

Am I crazy if I leave them.
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If that's all it's stocked with it should be fine, I wouldn't worry about it.


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I don't think they'll be an issue either based on the size of the fish. If you don't care for the fish themselves, that's a different issue. Go easy on the feeding and you should be fine. If it's a fish-in cycle that's worrying you, try Seachem Stability. It's the only product of its' type that I've ever tried and it does work well.

And it was a sweet and thoughtful gesture. Work with it if you can.

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Do you have a tank at home they would do well with?
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Not preferred, but since your sister is involved I would advise going about doing this carefully. At the very least, don't give away the fish if at all possible!
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i think the two glowlight will do fine in a 2g, you could prolly up it to 5

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I'll leave them alone. I really appreciated the thought my sister put in to the surprise. Two, I'm pretty sure are the max. With the scape I put in there it does not leave much room. I am adding Seachem Stability everyday. Brought it with the fertz and excel.

I guess I'm just conditioned by the Tang Police from the saltwater forums.

This is there home.
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Make a DIY CO2 system for it and be all excited about it around her, then accidentally turn the bubble rate up too high and poison the fish. Then act sad about it and go the next day to buy "replacements" AKA fish that you want.

Problem solved.
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^^^^ LOL

He does have a point.. you dont even have to go as far as poisoning them. I re-homed a ridiculously aggressive molly that my GF wouldn't let me get rid of after a "forgetful moment of not putting the lid back on."

All sorts of accidents with new tanks can happen


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Make a DIY CO2 system for it and be all excited about it around her, then accidentally turn the bubble rate up too high and poison the fish. Then act sad about it and go the next day to buy "replacements" AKA fish that you want.

Problem solved.
Thats terrible but I would accidentally pitch them with a water change.

That scape is too gorgeous for tacky glow tetras.

Or tell her you had an ammonia spike. Take the fish to the lfs.
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I don't mind the glowliight tetras. Not my first choice for fish. More worried about the tanks size originally. I love the comments you guys are creative...
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i think the two glowlight will do fine in a 2g, you could prolly up it to 5
I agree.

Small bodied tetras are negligable bioload in planted tanks.

You could probably stick some snails/shrimp in there along with a few more Glolights and STILL not have water parameter issues as long as the plants are healthy and you keep up with regular water changes.

(This coming from someone who always advocates light bioloads, too )





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I think you're good as well. The main prob may be in training yourself ( and other?) to really NOT feed the fish. Tiny is hard and others may not understand when they beg it does not mean they are starved!
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Now go out and buy your sister a puppy and drop it into her backyard as a surprise. :-)
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Now go out and buy your sister a puppy and drop it into her backyard as a surprise. :-)
Why go small with a puppy go big and make it a PONY!!!!! all girls love ponies!!!
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