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How do I feed my frog and catfish??!
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MilitaryBrat
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PostPosted: 2012.04.04(Wed)18:30    Post subject: How do I feed my frog and catfish??! Reply with quote

I got my first aquarium the other day and just added fish to it yesterday.I got a bumble bee(I'm pretty sure it was that one) catfish, an african dearf frog, 3 black skirt tetras and 2 dalmation mollies.Well the pet store didn't tell me that the frog and catfish stay at the bottom of the tank and that they eat bloodworms and stuff like that.I've tried to push the bloodworms to the bottom of the tank but the fish eat it before it gets there so how do I feed them?I'm pretty sure the catfish has ate a little bit but I don't think the frog has ate anything.
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2012.04.05(Thu)2:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have several problems here.
Firstly the aquarium is not ready for fish. Before the tank can support fish it needs to develop the bacteria that process the fish's wastes in the filter - this process is known as cycling and putting fish in an uncycled tank is one of the commonest causes of pet fish death.
Please read up on the nitrogen cycle and cycling in the articles section <-
Secondly - you have a poor mix of fish and the frog has no chance with a predatory catfish sharing it's space. Tetras should be in larger groups and tetras and mollies need different conditions to thrive.

What size is your tank? There are ways of supporting fish through th cycle but it is hard work and pointless if the tank is too small to keep them anyway. If less than a 20 gallon long please return them all if you can -try & get store credit for later.
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