I first got my tank on December 27th 2015 ( uneducated on aquarium).
Fish in cycling ( again didn't know what I was doing)
29g Petsmart Topfin brand tank kit
water pump with 2 filters
Prime water conditioner
PH- 8.2 ( Tap water is high )
Ammonia- .25 ( can never get it to 0)
I do water changes once a week ( 5 gallons)
One wk I clean the glass, next wk just pwc
, next wk clean the gravel, next pwc
I did a water change 2 wks ago and replaced one of my filters, but left one hoping it won't harm anything. I took the new one and took the charcol out and then rinsed it in the bucket of tank water before putting it in the pump.
My Fish are:
3 Golden Panda Mollies
2 Red Wag Platyies
1 Mickey Mouse Platy ( I've lost and replaced 3)
4 Black Skirt Tetras
No quarantine tank yet but will be getting one.
I bought 2 Mickey Mouse Platy's and let the bag float around for about an hour, and then put them in. The next day I noticed one was just floating in the middle of the tank and would only go up or down slowly. Just thought I'd keep an eye on him. The next day I took a good look at him and noticed he had no rear fin and looked like something white. I thought oh no he's gonna go. So I took him out and took him back to the store a couple of days later. In the mean time it looked like the other one was looking for it, and went hiding in my large rock display. I went and got a new hoping this would help the one that was left. Still didn't see it for a couple of day. I looked in the rock and found it dead. Wth!
Well Now my 2 newest ( have had them for 2 months now) Panda Mollies are hanging up by the heater and gulping air and blowing bubbles. Now they're sitting on the bottom. My other Molly ( One of my very first fish ) looks like he's losing some of his color. Now some of my other fish are sitting on the bottom. So yesterday I did another pwc
and vacuumed the bottom. The water in the bucket was really brown.
I had 2 Guppies that were extremely bulling my oldest Molly. It was bad! So I donated them. My oldest Red Wag Platy I think as been lonely and lived in the rock for months until I just got another one about a week ago. The older one looked like maybe he had some tiny white spots on him, but now I don't think I see any. I'm so confused at what is going on with my fish. I'm hoping someone can help me.