MY QUESTION: Will an Amazon sword filter the water and keep chemical levels down better then a Rotala, if both tanks have 3 tetras in them?
DAY 1: I went to the pet store today. I picked up a healthy looking Rotala and a healthy looking Amazon Sword. I picked up 6 healthy Neon Tetra's, all of the same size.
I filled both of the aquariums with pre filtered water, and added the plants. i added the tetra's about 2 hours later after floating them.
DAY 3: The tank with the amazon sword looked clearer. The fish with the amazon swords looked more healthy as well, there colorings were brighter. Also a tetra in with the Rotala died. It looked (pregnant)?
DAY 5: Testing water for ammonia:
RESULTS: TANK WITH AMAZON SWORD HAD SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER AMMONIA, EVEN THOUGH IT HAD 1 MORE FISH.
65 gallon African Cichlid Aquarium
- 6 Electric Yellow
- 2 Electric Blue
- 6 Yellow Tail Acei
2 OB Peacocks
-Some Albino cichlids