1 year ago#1
JAIL985
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I have just bought some Barbs and Shark Fish! They were both in the same tank in the aquarium place that we purchased them from!

I have a 19 litre tank and three 'real' plants in there too along with gravel, a barrel, a rock and a few other ornaments.

I used to have platy's but they died and then we re- conditioned the tank and left it for two weeks before adding the barbs and shark fish in on friday this week.

My question is, how often do I clean my tank with these new fish in (first time I've bought these type of fish)

We have bought them tropical flakes to eat the barbs see, to love them, the shark fish don't seem to keen.

My questions are:

1. How often do I clean out the tank

2. What is best to feed both of these type of fishes

Thanks in advance

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1 year ago#2
GarryJ
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Hi JAIL985

I know you have other questions, but how did you re-condition tank?

I believe your tank may not be cycled, as we call it.

So please explain how you re-condition the tank?

Gaz

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1 year ago#3
JAIL985
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I use a gravel vac to remove all the unwanted food and fish poop, rinse out the ornaments, then re place the ornaments and replace the water that came out (20% of it removed only) then put in tap safe solution

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1 year ago#4
GarryJ
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I believe I understand what has happened.

Your tank is NOT what we call cycled.

Here are some links.
http://www.myaquariumclub.com/the-nitrogen-cycle-for- everyone-358.html http://www.myaquariumclub.com/your-first-aquarium-how- to-make-it-successful-564.html http://www.myaquariumclub.com/another-look-at-the- nitrogen-cycle-1005.html

Please read all links, and then we can help further.

Cheers

Gaz

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1 year ago#5
Lithia
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JAIL985 wrote:
I have just bought some Barbs and Shark Fish! They were both in the same tank in the aquarium place that we purchased them from!

I have a 19 litre tank and three 'real' plants in there too along with gravel, a barrel, a rock and a few other ornaments.

I used to have platy's but they died and then we re- conditioned the tank and left it for two weeks before adding the barbs and shark fish in on friday this week.

My question is, how often do I clean my tank with these new fish in (first time I've bought these type of fish)

We have bought them tropical flakes to eat the barbs see, to love them, the shark fish don't seem to keen.

My questions are:

1. How often do I clean out the tank

2. What is best to feed both of these type of fishes

Thanks in advance


I wanted to add, in addition to the other post, that your tank can really only hold ONE Betta, it's too small for barbs, and definitely too small for Shark. I would take the fish back, make sure your tank is cycled, and get a Betta, or get a larger tank. Is your tank heated? Does it have a filter? (both are necessary for the Betta).
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