Originally Posted by Sniperhank
So basically your fish are stressed, that is why it is flashing. Ich is only detectable when it is in the third stage of its life, when it is about to reproduce on the fish. If you just did a water change and your nitrates are 10, then it had to be much higher before. That tied in with how small of a tank all 3 of those fish are in...that is the problem. You'll need to get them in a larger tank or it will be a matter of time before the system crashes. One clown I could see in a tank that size, 2 is def pushing it...but a firefish is a fish that swims around alot and needs the space to swim. Hope this helps.
So sorry... I just saw this response.
Thanks SH. I got the firefish also cuz my wife liked him, and they are rated for 10 gallons. I a filtering the crap out of the tank with purigen, perform PWC
weekly. All levels have been tested weekly and have been completely stable, and nitrate only gets up to 20 at worst. I hope it's not actually flashing, but at this point I have no idea what it could be so that must be it.
28 gallon Cube is next on the list for sure. Thanks again sir!!