2 of my trio gouramis have died anddont now why? can any one suggest why, soory about lack of imfo, but ill awser any questions.
i change the water every 2 weeks that means change the Filter Wool,And Carbon Filter stuff, we have a fluval 3, we take half the tank out and top it up again. weres 'the shop'alistu said:have you tested your water, you tank is overcrowded so the chances are you have amonia and nitrite in the water, how often you doing a water change and how much are you changing, what filter do you have and how often are you cleaning it and how are you cleaning it these are all things i would ask if you came into the shop
I think it will help your fish if you start doing this instead of replacing the filter pads.You don't need to change the filter pads, this is where the bacteria that keeps your tank healthy live. Instead of changing the filter pads, clean them: get a bucket of old tank water, put the filter pads in, give them a good squeeze and then put them back in the tank.
lol if you put ALL my fish lined up it would probably just be a bit bigger than the length of the tank. the hieght and depth is about 4 of my largest fufh or more. And you said 1.5 is 1cm of fish that means 3 gupys about 3cms that wouldnt be 13.5ltrs it would be 4.5ltrs.intravenous said:Keeping fish without having an ammonia/nitrite/nitrate test kit is like keeping snakes without a thermometer/hygromter. It is cruel to keep fish unless you can provide them with the right environment.
There are also two basic rules you should follow with fish keeping:
- There should be 1 US gallon of water for every 1 inch of fish, which translates to about 1.5 litres per 1 cm of fish you have.
So for example 3 guppies, at about 3cm each require around 13.5 litres of water
And your tank should be as long as 4 x the length of the largest fish, and as tall and wide as 2 x the length of the largest fish
So does your tank add up? If not then you need to get rid of fish so it does.
I don't blame you for not knowing this, I think its terrible how fish shops give so little education on the proper care of fish.[/list]
No, guppys are bigger than a cm each, I estimated 3cm. So three guppys at 3cm each is 9cm, 9cm x 1.5 is 13.5litres.And you said 1.5 is 1cm of fish that means 3 gupys about 3cms that wouldnt be 13.5ltrs it would be 4.5ltrs.
That all sounds fine to me.the temp is 26c which is in the safety zone. i used to feed them twica a day but now i feed them once a day.there is a layer of green iver the tuffa rock so this is good so they can pick at it whivh they do sometimes, and tanks can be too clean, so a bit of green is ok, not too much thow.