About 4 months ago, my 7 yr. old grandson left a beautiful Betta at my house. That's all it took to get me hooked. Sadly, the Betta passed away a few days ago (dropsy).
Being a beginner, I tried to get as much info on the internet as possible and use some common sense as well. I know a little more now than I did when he got sick. I did isolate him and I tried a few different meds. No luck! (He was in a 10 gallon with 2 corys and 2 otos. They are okay.)
Anyway, I got a 29 gallon Aqueon set and I only let it cycle about 3 weeks. I was told to put fish in to get the ammonia cycle going (I know better now).
My tank has:
1 Dwarf Gourami, 5 Rasboras, 3 Cherry Barbs, 2 Tetras (1 neon, 1 cardinal, 4 died), and 2 spotted Corys.
The problem is, my 29 gallon is going through the nitrite cycle and I started to panic but in the last few days, I did 3 25% water changes, used Prime, Microbe-lift Special Blend and Microbe Lift Nite-Out ll.
My tank is still registering about 3 ppm
. No matter what I do, the nitrites stay the same. Is this normal? I am into my 6th week of cycling. How long before the nitrites go down. Is there anything I can do or should I just be patient.
I really appreciate having a forum to connect with because I am stressed about this.