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    Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

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    So i really want to put some dwarf neon rainbow fish in my new tank and i only found a shop at pasir ris fish farm selling at $2 per fish and idk if thats expensive or not!
    Has anyone came across any LFS that sells those fishes?

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    Re: Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

    Fishybusiness have i think, contact them before going down!

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    Re: Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

    Maybe you can try nanyang (seaview)

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    Re: Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

    Hey! So I bought 6 of them from Arowana Avenue at Clementi yesterday and this morning all the fishes seem to be dwelling at the top but they were eating and the colours seemed fine.

    However, there was this one fish that is tilted with its mouth towards the surface and it constantly swims near the surface. I'm not sure if it had eaten any of the pallets I fed to the others.

    Anyone know what's wrong?

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    Re: Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Peh View Post
    Hey! So I bought 6 of them from Arowana Avenue at Clementi yesterday and this morning all the fishes seem to be dwelling at the top but they were eating and the colours seemed fine.

    However, there was this one fish that is tilted with its mouth towards the surface and it constantly swims near the surface. I'm not sure if it had eaten any of the pallets I fed to the others.

    Anyone know what's wrong?
    Make sure you cover the tank with some netting.
    I have experienced them jumping out and have lost quite a few previously.

    Can you show a picture of yor tank? What type of filter are you using?



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    Re: Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

    Here's a picture of my tank
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1444960476.054060.jpg

    It's 4ft long and I'm using a sump filtration system. That was a picture taken before I added the neon dwarf rainbows.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1444960519.942140.jpg

    This was the rainbowfish when I just added them. I don't have a picture of the one skimming the surface as I'm not home now.

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    Re: Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

    Do you have any filter for the tank?



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    Re: Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

    It's an overflow system! So it's connected to a sump tank.
    There's bubbles from the outlet pipes so yup there's plenty of filtration and I'm using a 4000litre/hr pump!

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    Re: Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

    There may be insufficient oxygenation. I am a nut when it comes to oxygenation. I like to max the oxygen level.

    You can try adding an air bubbler to boost the oxygen level.
    Just a simple air tube will do but make sure the water surface has plenty of agitation and spreads to the whole surface area.



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    Re: Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

    If it was insufficient oxygenation, shouldn't my 6 corydoras and 5 other neon dwarf rainbowfishes be at the surface too?
    My corydoras are still scavenging at the bottom and the other 5 rainbowfishes are swimming around the middle level!
    So I don't really think it's insufficient oxygenation, plus there is plenty of agitation from the overflow system to the sump and the outlet pipes. 12 fishes in 175 gallons of water shouldn't be suffering from a lack of oxygenation right..?

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    Re: Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

    I see. I had thought your fishes are staying at the top.



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    Re: Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

    I thought Overflow slump system is one of the best oxygenation system

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    Re: Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

    Yeah i think it is!
    Anyone has any idea what's wrong with my fish

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    Re: Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

    If the fishes are actually gasping at the water surface, then thats a sign of depleted oxygen in the water... but if they are just swimming near the top while the other fishes are still swimming normally in the middle and bottom of the tank, then most probably the oxygen levels are okay. Probably those fishes are just waiting for food being dropped from above or naturally like exploring the top level of the tank or something.

    That being said, if the new fishes were previously subjected to high toxic ammonia levels in a LFS tank (very common due to their high stocking densities in the retail shops), some of them may get ammonia poisoning and suffer from damaged gills which makes it more difficult for them to breathe. In this case, the damage is already done and they may still exhibit breathing difficulties in a tank that has ample oxygen. That could be whats happening to that one fish that has its mouth constantly tilted towards the surface.

    Not much you can do but just try to maintain clean and stable water conditions, and perhaps run an air stone to further oxygenate the water, hopefully can help the affected fishes recover over a period of time if the damage was minor (though if the damage is severe its permanent).

    Btw, although your tank has a large water volume, do also check its ammonia levels with a test kit too, just to make sure and narrow down the possible causes.
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    Re: Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

    I was thinking if it could be ammonia or nitrate since I left a dead shrimp in the tank as recommended by one of the forumer to increase my ammonia in order to better cycle my tank due to the lack of bio-load...
    Now I'm worried if the shrimp is actually causing major problems...

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    Re: Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

    Better to remove the dead shrimp since you are already using livestock to cycle the tank... no need for additional ammonia from decomposing shrimp, which could end up releasing more than what the existing beneficial bacteria can handle safely.

    Using rotting fish/shrimp or food to generate ammonia is meant more for the fishless cycle method, whereby there are no livestock in the tank which could be affected by the excess ammonia.

    Do get a test kit set to measure the tank parameters, so that you'll have a more informed idea of your tank's water condition.
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    Re: Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

    One just died in front of me and there's another one still swimming tilted to the surface...
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1445011914.821365.jpg

    While the others are schooling just fine...
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1445011941.684926.jpg

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    Re: Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

    Just tested for ammonia! Currently it's at 0.5ppm and I'm doing a 20-25% water change nowwww!

    Also I fished out the dead shrimp!

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    Re: Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

    Alright so the fish is no longer at the surface but it's still tilted... Anyone knows why?
    And should I take it out just in case it's a disease or something?

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    Re: Where to buy Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Peh View Post
    Just tested for ammonia! Currently it's at 0.5ppm and I'm doing a 20-25% water change nowwww!

    Also I fished out the dead shrimp!
    Wow... okay, looks like we underestimated the "rotting" power of a dead ghost shrimp, even in a large tank volume.

    I guess the existing corydoras in the tank could already have been the limit for the still-developing tank cycle, those additional rainbow fishes and dead ghost shrimp probably tipped the ammonia levels over the edge. The fish-in cycling method really does require very slow introduction of livestock in stages and it has to be spread out over a much longer period of time.
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