Hi Folks, what fish do you put in a tank in cycling process? I normally use regular White Cloud Mountain Minnow (Tanichthys albonubes). They are very hardy, not expensive, and not bad looking at all.
Yup.???:confused1: you mean the cooked shrimp sold in frozen bags? How do you use that?
Throw it in the tank and let it decompose. It provides all the ammonia you need to cycle the tank. Just watch the water parameters and let the tank cycle as normal. When the tank is done cycling, if there's any left you just toss it out, do your normal water changes to bring the nitrates back down, and add fish.
Can't get much easier to cycle a big tank... unless you can bring over and established filter/media.
This way, no fish are stressed or harmed in the process.