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  1. Thanks shakaho,

    I found some misleading information on the net that said that fish will overeat to point where their stomach rupture.




    The collective noun for goldfish is a 'troubling.' ... Also, you've probably heard that a goldfish can eat itself to death. Well, that's true. Many fancy goldfish varieties will keep devouring fish flakes until their intestines rupture or they die from some similarly embarrassing medical complications related to binging


  2. This is how worried I was about adding Prime at the same I did a water change.

    When I first got Sebastian, I put Sebastian into his new 20 gallon tank . The water in the 20 gallon was brand new water from the faucet.

    I proceeded to add Prime to the water and I had a bubble wand and a air pump running.

    I thought that I should age the water that I just added Prime  to so I did not run the HOB.

    I placed Sebastian in the 20 gallon tank at around 6 pm.

    I went to bed at 10 pm.

    I woke up at 6 am  and Sebastian was hovering by the water surface trying to get a gulp of air.

    The reason was Sebastian , who is 3.5 long, had created enough ammonia in around 12 hours for a twenty gallon tank to be toxic.

    I tested the water and the ammonia was around 2 ppm.

    I ran the HOB and in a few hours Sebastian was fine.



  3. https://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfishforum/threads/q-a-with-tetra-about-tetra-safestart.58116/

    I got the idea that Prime is bad for BBs from the link that I posted above.

    OK , now the condensed long version of how Sebastian's tank got cycled.

    Prior to getting Sebastian, I had a betta named Leo in a ten gallon .

    I used BBs in a bottle to following the exact instructions of the link that I linked. Leo's tank has been fully cycled for a month.

    When I got Sebastian, I got Sebastian a twenty gallon tank . To cycle Sebastian's tank, I used all the bio media in Leo's tank to instantaneously cycle Sebastian's tank.

    I'm cycling Leo's tank again with BBs in a bottle.

    OK now to my question.

    I intend to do a 50% water change on Sebastian tank. I intend to add Prime at the same time as I do the water change. Do I have to worry that Prime will kill the BBs in the HOB and in the tank ?

    A picture of Leo below.


  4. I've had Sebastian for four days now.

    The first two days Sebastian would dart away from me as fast as he possibly can when I entered the room. Sebastian is in my room.

    Now Sebastian knows that I'm the hand the that  feeds the mouth, the fear is gone.

    Now ,Sebastian and I are instant best friends . :lol:

  5. How important is it to keep the water that being added to the tank during a water change the same as the water temperature that is originally in the tank ?

    How stressed will the fish be if the new water added to the tank during a water change is of a different temperature of the water originally in the tank?

    How does one go about keeping doing a water change while attempting to keep the same temperature in the tank?

    I have a twenty gallon tank.

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