My tank is only 1 week old, i had my water tested 3 days after i purchased it. The person at the fish store said my water is good and that i can buy a fish. So i did i bought 2 clown fished and 1 star fish.
3 days later my star fish died and my clown fishes weren't swimming around much ( i don't know if this is normal), when i feed them they don't even eat. I got the water tested again and found very high levels of ammonia and nitrite, so the lady at the fish store told me to put live rock in my tank and to do a water change immediately.
I did a 25% water change and added Cycle (4 capfuls) to the water.
After a few hours my clown fish started to swim around again.
I tested the water again the next day and still found high levels of ammonia - over 5.0 mg
/l (i use the Tetratest) so i did a 50% water change and i also added AmmoLock 2 and Cycle to my water.
Few hours after i tested the water and now my ammonia level is at 3.0mg/l.
Is it safe to do another water change again? what else can i do to remove ammonia from my water? the funny thing is my clown fishes are swimming around heaps and are looking for food. is this normal for them? how can i tell if they are sick? i'm soo stressed out and worried that my clown fish are gona die..please help me!