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- 2 years
I am really worried about my only fish in my tank, I stupidly bought her for my tank because my kids and I really wanted fish, so did I the stupid thing and bought our molly...so when I thought the tank was completely cycled, only to find out I am in the last few stages, my girl has been dealing with Nitrites spiking and everyday water changes, I went out and bought some aquurium salt but I really don't know how to dose the tank I have 20g l and not really sure if this will help her, she's been up near the top a lot so I went ahead and put more bubblers in her tank, I am really thinking should I just start my tank over?? or just give up. I am doing everything I have learnt from reading watching videos etc and talking to the many who are experienced and I feel like taking everything out like the gravel starting all over...I'm trying to ask friends to watch over her but only friend willing to is cycling his tank too, these Nitrite spikes make me worry so bad about her and watched some YouTube videos about the cycles the tanks go through, and read that doing so many water changes might be messing with the cycle and of course causing her stress, someone said when they delt with my issue with the Nitrites spiking that they changed their gravel out emptied the tank and left new gravel in a bucket with stability so it was soaking in the rocks, many tell me I am on the 2nd step where ammonia levels drop and Nitrites Spike, but still only Trace amounts of Nitrates that my test can't even pick up so not sure what to do to get it all set and normal, I worry I'm doing too many water changes,I almost feel no matter what I try there is nothing I can do to save my fish and get this set up so she can live happily and I'm scared of losing her.the kids and I really are attached to her. feeling maybe if I cannot fix these issues I should just stop the fish keeping hobby dreams of having happy fish, I am using prime Stability stress coat and recently bought the aquarium salt, I'm not really sure what to do anymore, I'm thankful to the few who have helped me to this point, but any additional advice to fix these issues and save her life I would be greatful thanks, sorry for the rant about all this..