I did a regular water change yesterday of 7 gals. Approximately 25% of my 29 gal
. tank. Today I check with the strip and WOW. Things are bad. So do a partial change 3.5 gal
. Then shortly after that did the liquid tests for PH
, Nitrite, And Nitrate. Now:
Nitrate 30 Which it never gets below 20
Nitrite 25 Which it has been at 0
7.6 usually is around 7 - 7.2
Aweek ago added 1 large SilverDollar and an unidentified fish which looks exactly like a Cherry Barb but is Dark Orange. Tested water 2 days later and things were fine. BTW
, after doing todays water change all fish seem to be very happy. My black neons which have been at the top of the tank for a week are now mid tank! I hope that is good news. This is what is in my 29 gal
2 Plecos 1 - 6inches, 1 - 7inches
4 black tetras
2 Julii Corys ADORABLE!!
1 large SilverDollar
1 Possible Cherry Barb that is ORANGE!!
I believe I am at the max for fish in this aquarium. But I am cycling a used 35 gal
. that Silverdollar And Mr Mystery came in so I can put them back into it and winter my Plecos that I have in a pond outside.
Sorry I'm so gabby!! I am sure I have been overfeeding the fish in this tank, But honestly I do not know how much to feed them. I suppose less is best.
I really don't know how much additional food to feed the plecos as there is not too much algae on the tank. I have been giving them supplemental feeding once a day at dusk of steamed spinach but probably giving too much as there is certainly alot of pleco poop in there in the morning.
, I also have live plants in there too. Some planted some floating. So sorry for the length of this.Any help would be appreciated. I will cut down on fish food.