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sunset thicklipped gouramis, 3 female originally , 15 gallon tallWhat gouramispecies ?
And what tanksize ?
I use the test strips not the master kit...however I do want to get one soon. Anyways the nitrites were at the .5 , the water is testing harder than normal and my tap today when I tested appears to have some nitrites...which it didn't test for before....nitrates 0....
Hmm , I wonder if the nitrites have stressed them out. I also use prime . Yeah unfortunately tap water parameters can vary from time to time so I test it every time before water changes because I had a similar event happen to me where my fish got sick because of a random surge of nitrites that I traced back to my tap after a water change . I was like this tank is cycled why am I getting nitrite readings!
Yeah, for sure . Hope everything goes well in the futureThey are supposed to be pretty hardy and like I said my bettas are all good. In another post I had written about some aggression and that is what I attributed the first gourami death to. I had all females but one was larger than the other and quite the bully. I divided the tank and the next smaller in line is the one that died. Maybe she was already stressed because of the aggression and couldn't handle the nitrites in addition. Anyways I guess I will really be watching the tap water more closely from now on!