Never knew this forum existed.
Anyway ive got 5 clown loaches (about 2 yrs old) which range from 4-6inches in length. I will be recieving a new tank in the next few weeks and after i have it up and running and the cycle etc working well I will be transfering the loaches to their new home (with more room to swim around ).
Anyway my question is:
How do I capture my loaches without getting that spikey thing under their eyes caught up in the net. These loaches have been in the same tank since they were mini loaches and have never been netted so i dont think they will react well.
The bacteria are on the surfaces of objects (gravel, filter media, etc.), not in the water. Though transferring water will be helpful acclimating any fish you transfer to the new tank.Narcil wrote:im just gonna kickstart the cycle by transfering about 1/2 of my current fish tank water into the new tank. then add the usual bacteria starters/chemicals.
I'll be switching to a new tank in a bit and took a bunch of the new tank's bioballs and threw them in the old tank so they get colonized by bacteria.
If you transferred colonized media to the new tank you could probably transfer all your fish over immediately (along with the water) if you cut back on feedings for awhile and keep an eye out for ammonia/nitrite toxicity.
tank pic is a bit dark (if you look closely you can see some of the loach eyes reflecting the flash on the far right side)
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