Welcome to the new members of my aquarium
I guess my aquarium has reached its natural balance from the 2 weeks “cycling” process that I did with the 4 guppys, and with the help of bio-booster. The live plants that I put into the aquarium grows healthily, which is the good sign of the rich amount of nitrate, which I can conclude that I have enough beneficial bacterias that convert ammonia to nitrite, and nitrite to nitrate.
So, I paid a visit to Ikano Power Center earlier. The main reason is to go to The Pet Safari – getting new fishes to my aquarium. So it’s a fish shopping frenzy today.
I bought 6 “sakura guppy”, to make the number of my guppies to be 10 again (4 died during the new tank syndrome, 1 died in accident – got trapped between the plastic plant and die of suffocation, and another 1 MIA – I don’t really know where it go). I also bough 10 “neon tetra” and 4 “panda corydoras”.
I got interested in “panda corydoras” after knowing that they ar bottom feeder fish, meaning they looking for the food at the bottom of the aquarium. This is good to keep the bottom of aquarium clean, where guppies usually feed at the middle or at the surface of the aquarium.
Here are the new fishes that I get, from left to right – Sakura Guppy, Neon Tetra, Panda Corydoras.
Human likewise, every living thing will need sometimes to adapt to the new environment. Same goes to fish, moving them from the tank in the shop to our aquarium, we need to allow sometimes for the fish to adapt to our aquarium environment.
So from what I read, to acclimate the newly bought fish, just place the sealed bag containing the fish in the aquarium water so it floats for 15 to 20 minutes. Doing that, the new fishes will slowly adapting themselves to the water temperature and surrounding, that will reduce panic and stress when we put the fish into our aquarium.
My aquarium is full with fishes now. And for the next few days, I will pay an extra observation to see how the new fishes doing and to allow the nitrogen cycle to be in balance again. And of course I need to change the amount of the feeding from my auto feeder, and I now have 24 fished to be fed (from only 4 fishes last time).
Lastly, do enjoy a few video footage that I took a while ago during my aquarium cycling, and the new footage that I took right after putting the new fish in.