Country lockdown info??

Miks786

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Hey guys

my country has just been put on lockdown due to the Coronavirus...
Unfortunately I am far away from home, in another province and I bought 2 fish before getting home in time...The fish are currently kept in a big plastic container with a filter and a heater..

Would they be fine while my country is on lockdown for 21 days??
I do have food for them and will do water changes

TIA
 
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Jexnell

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Is the filter new or an in use one?

If in use and just moving to the tote, should be fine.

If it's brand new then you will basically be doing a fish in cycling with your new fish. If this is the case I would see if you can get some used substrate from the tank the fish came from, or possibly some bio-rings, used filter cartridge to jump start the cycle.
 

Miks786

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The filter is used with water from an existing tank...The fish seem to be doing fine so far
 

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They should do fine. Just make sure you keep up on water changes as able and provide good husbandry. The container will most likely go through a cycle being newer, but you should be fine.
 

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Lockdown only starts tonight, unless you are stuck in which case I'd recommend lots of water changes. What fish are they?
 
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Miks786

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Lockdown only starts tonight, unless you are stuck in which case I'd recommend lots of water changes. What fish are they?
Yes lockdown starts tonight but I cannot leave Johannesburg to Durban today..
 
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