Re: [RML] Newbie question - Melanotaenia maccullochi

Celeste & Mark (inchworm at q-net.net.au)
Mon, 29 Jun 1998 19:26:00 +0800

I guess they just do need some time to settle down....I just hadn't seen
fish so skittish and nervous before!

The tank is new-ish but has finished cycling - it's about 7 weeks since
added the first fish to the tank, and I've been through the water testing
process until ammonia and nitrites were down to nil. I'm not sure how the
nitrate is - i'm getting a test kit soon - but the other fish are all
healthy.

The rainbows hadn't eaten anything the first 48 hours - they've only just
started eating tonight .....

I'm beginning to think that maybe these fish were caught in the wild
(although I would have thought that highly unlikely) - they didn't seem to
know what the flake food was until they 'discovered' it was edible, then
they zoom at it like they are catching it - REAL fast.

-----Original Message-----
From: Adrian R. Tappin <atappin at ecn.net.au>
To: rainbowfish at pcug.org.au <rainbowfish at pcug.org.au>
Date: Monday, 29 June 1998 5:24
Subject: Re: [RML] Newbie question - Melanotaenia maccullochi

>Hello Celeste,
>At 13:21 28/06/98 +0800, you wrote:
>>Hi
>>Thanks for the tip. I had read the excellent information on your page,
but
>>the reason I was asking was that I have just got 3 of these fish and they
>>seem very agitated - wondered if I had got something wrong in relation to
>>water conditions. (From the information I have read, I THOUGHT I had
>>appropriate conditions).
>
>Maybe they just need a bit of time to settle down.
>Is it a newly established tank?
>
>Adrian.
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