i have a platy who is listing and swimming a little funny. I shelled a pea, split it in half and put it in the tank but it sank to the bottom and no one seems interested. How long do I leave it in the tank?
Post AM water change parameters are 7.2pH, 80F, 0/0/5: "pristine" achieved
White spots are fewer but still present on Tapioca and appear to be gone on the other two
Tapioca's fins are no longer red on the edges, I can definitely see where there is fin loss but it doesn't appear to be...
Yes. I think so. They all have a thin translucent border at the edges of their tails with the variegated black it often times looks ragged but up close you can see that the translucent part is intact. I’ve only conclusively notes it on her tail fin, but everywhere there is red, it looks like the...
Thank you so much for your response!
I agree with what you said about the potential cause of illness, anyone of those things could have caused a problem, but I have added in extra Prime which, as I understand it, detoxifies ammonia up to 1ppm . I also think that the spike is either ammonia...
You can continue doing partial water changes, but as I understand it you want the nitrates to continue to go up until the ammonia and nitrites go down. If there aren't any fish to be affected by the high nitrates, I wouldn't worry about it until the cycle is complete.
Tank is 23L
been running 5 mos
Aquaclear 20 filter with Aqueon 50w adjustable heater
Current temp 80, just bumped the heater to 82
What is the entire stocking of this tank?
3 adult female platys
1 2mos old platy fry
6 dainty corys
1 tiger loach
java fern, water wisteria, java moss...
I am actually using a piece of packing styrofoam between it and the tank to level it right now , and yes, the lid makes the noise worse so I just removed it for now.
I did try this and it helped for 15 minutes then back to its old tricks.
I used to suspect that but then after the male died, I've been a little paranoid about illness.
How soft is your water? It’s very acidic for platies...
I haven't checked in a while since I ran out of the test strips and switched to the API master kit. Initially it was 80 KH 160 GH (but now I...
Whew! Thanks, I'll give it a few more days. Thankfully its not in our bedroom and didn't seem to affect sleep last night, but I plan to have this tank in my treatment room and grinding filter noise is not what you what when you're getting acupuncture
Update...turns out the Seachem Ammonia alert doesn't work.
Checked the water parameters again and there was a spike in both NH and NO2
Two days of daily 50%+ water changes heavy doses of Prime and we've now moved out the fry and some of the snail population.
Looks like my bio cycle is back on...