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Glowlight Tetra advice

Discussion in 'Fish Keeping Chat' started by Fishnewbie, Jun 11, 2018.


  1. Fishnewbie

    Fishnewbie PetForums Member

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    hi, I have recently purchased 4 new Glowlight tetras to add with my six neons, I am feeding minimal amounts atm as it’s a fairy new tank with new gravel etc., however I have noticed (unlike my neons) my Glowlights do not eat from the bottom of the tank, as I mainly feed them pellets I am worried they will not get to eat due to the speed of my neons ... and advice ?
     
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    The position of a fishes mouth generally indicates where in the water column the fish prefer to feed from. Glowlights mouths are forward and slightly up and they generally don't like to feed from the substrate. they are also less exuberant than the neons so will lose out competing for food. I suggest you get some flake or crisp type floating food for them.
     
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  3. mrs phas

    mrs phas my home, my sofa, my rules

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    you are overstocked for a 25l tank, sorry i didnt realise how many neons you had on the other thread, when i said you were nearly at max, you have passed that by 4 fish at the very least
    cant believe you wanted to add ottos too
     
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    Seems more judgemental than helpful, I’m clearly unexperienced and have been mislead with advice , from what I read a lot of people make mistakes early on so please if your not going to try and make me feel silly don’t comment on my thread, I was made to think this forum was welcoming and understanding you do not represent this reputation.
     
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    Thanks for the advice again, I will look j to purchasing these types of food and let you know how it goes :)
     
  6. mrs phas

    mrs phas my home, my sofa, my rules

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    this forum is most helpful and understanding, as I was on your other post re otto problems, i gave you advice re stocking your tank and its capacity and then come and see this
    most people do their research, research and more research, before jumping in with both feetyou obviously did re cycling your tank ( i hope it was a fishless cycle) and I happen to think that the tiniest fish is just as important as an animal costing £1000's
    please find a good local fish specialist as most are only happy to give hands on advice
     
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    ......-_-
     
  8. kittih

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    Unfortunately many fish shops give poor advice. It seems quite common for them to sell small tanks and then encourage the new fish keeper to add a range of unsuitable fish. For them its a win win situation. If the fish survive then alls good, if not you will be back for medication or new fish.

    There seem to be a whole new range of microtanks out there that to be honest are not suitable for fish at all. They all come with packaging showing them crammed full or exotic fish or even goldfish but the marketing is just fantasy.

    Its good you cycled your tank first but as you are discovering the world of fishkeeping is complicated and needs lots of research. Luckily you have come to pet forums where we have quite a few experienced fish keepers.

    I started with a fair won goldfish and made lots of mistakes. Getting a tiny tank as a first tank isn't an uncommon mistake to make. Luckily you have found out before you have over stocked it permanently.

    If you do want to keep a larger range of fish - a community tank - the a 60 - 75 litre is a good size. The little tank could then be dedicated to a nice shrimp habitat for example.
     
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    I’m going to decide to ignore you on here , nothing personal I just don’t find your advice helpful it seems more your interested in making me feel stupid... I hope you can help others though !:)
     
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    Thanks for being understanding and for all your helpful advice :)
     
  11. kittih

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    Until you can take the ottos back stop all feeding and do some extra water changes as their bioload will be severely stressing the filter.
     
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    Will do :)
     
  13. SusieRainbow

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    @Fishnewbie, I've read both your threads and can't see that you've had anything but useful advice. I'm sorry if you felt undermined by any of it , I'm sure no-one would have intended you to feel that way.
    It seems there has been a misunderstanding of the size and occupancy of your tank but hopefully that's now been clarified.
    I know very little about fish pesonally , apart from inheriting my son's goldfish when he left home for University leaving it in our care. We must have done alright, he lived to the ripe old age of 21 ! (the fish, not my son, he's 35 ):);)
     
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    Thanks Susie
     
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