- Reaction score
- 1 year
New member here. I have one axolotl in a 20 gallon long with a Tetra Whisper EX70. The tank has been running for a about a year and a half, and I swish the filter pads in tank water every few weeks. They have never been change because I fear a re-cycle. Water changes of 50-70% every week/two weeks. I feed my axolotl every other day or so, and they poo about twice a week. I have been getting high ammonia readings but just figured my kit was expired. Went and got the API Freshwater Master Test Kit. Nitrates are 10-20, nitrites are 0, PH is about 7.6, but the ammonia is between 2.0 and 4.0 (the color is uncertain but either way I don't like the reading one bit). Does anyone have any advice? My axolotl seems just as lively and eats as well as when the ammonia was normal but the gill stalks are worrying me, my husband agrees they've shrunk. I have a few floating hunks of anubias in there to help with oxygen production and waste removal. Please help?