I agree with the heat method for treating ich. Sugar Plum, I was able to order hikari ich x from Amazon.com last year. It is still available to order but the shipping cost is $32.00 absolutely ridiculous! Use the heat method along with gravel vacs it’s really all you need.
I know the test strips aren’t the most accurate but if it’s reading 200 ppm nitrate that’s insanely high. I would do small frequent water changes to bring that down. Doing to large a change all at once would probably shock him.
They grow up so fast! You are doing a great job. I must admit I’m not really a fan of Frankenstein fish but these guy’s are simply wonderful. Huge personality in a small package!
It’s not easy sexing these guy’s but trust me if you have a pair you’ll know soon enough. My female has it out for...