Nice looking pups! Will you grow the BD and P14 hybrids together?
thanks Dieselhybrid,Nice looking pups! Will you grow the BD and P14 hybrids together?
To answer your questions about water changes I do things differently than some. I prefer very large 70-90% water changes 1-2 times weekly on tanks without drip systems. Because of the frequency, I have found the fish tolerate the schedule and fresh water very well. These larger volumes would not work if I did the water changes less frequently, as the parameter swings would be more severe. This also would not work well in a lightly stocked tank. I find the large changes flush out so much waste that the beneficial bacteria can crash in the absence of fish waste and cause a mini cycle in lightly stocked tanks.
I would increase your 20-30% to 50% minimum. I think you should also periodically test your nitrate and parameters and see if it creeps up over time. Use this as a guide as to increasing your water change volume and frequency.
You have 5 rays in around 250 total gallons of water. That's a dense stocking, keep that water clean.
Nearly all of my tanks and ponds have drip systems. On those I will do 1 large water change around 80% once every month or two. I drip more heavily than most.
That's awesome!!!!Thanks MariaS
Fed them last night and this morning and they are eating like pigs.... very different from the p14 hybrid pair