I lost my pickerel :(
Posted 16 June 2009 - 05:41 AM
Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:17 AM
I've lost a few this way, you need a tank lid with no room for a pickerel to escape. I found that if you put the mirrored window tint on the front and sides of your aquarium the pickerel are less freaked out when people look at them or walk past the tank.
Do grass pickerel frequently jump for freedom?
Posted 16 June 2009 - 04:57 PM
Edited by therealorangejuice, 16 June 2009 - 04:58 PM.
Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:13 PM
Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:19 PM
I was shocked how much force he did this with. It freaked me out i was running for the water test kit. Ammonia,nitrite,and nitrate were
a lil high. Did a water change and threw some aquarium salt in there. Oddly he was the only fish freakin out. He put a small white gash
on his top mouth from the jumping/banging. Doing fine now though treated him with melafix. I never want to see him jump like that again.
Posted 26 September 2009 - 05:46 AM
Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:01 PM
My tank has been set up for 3 months and yes i believe the mistake i made is i washed new filter pads in
How is your tank set up and maintained? An established tank should never have a measurable amount of ammonnia or nitrite, and it's really odd to have nitrate high with both of those still present. Did you change your filter or something? What is "high" exactly?
tap water. I'm a newb to working with a cannister filter like the fluval. The ammonia had a .25 reading the nitrite was lite purple and the nitrate was a rich red which the test read a little un comfortable. I've had algae bloom from phosphate. So i tried phosphate pads with algae destroyer.
And when i did that i dumped the water in the cannister and washed the new pads with tap. Everything is cool now though. I now ad some stress zyme with water changes. I really hated seeing him jump like that though. The odd thing was only my larger pickerel stressed out. I'll never make that mistake again though
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