29 Gallon Questions
I have a fairly new aquarium...it's been up an running with fish in it for a little more than 6 weeks.
When I test my water, my ammonia is 0, my nitrates are 5....but my nitrites read 10!!! I did a 20% water change and added Prime last Friday.
When I added fish in the beginning, I added two mollies and two platys. One of the platys died a few days later of dropsy, not a tank problem. A few weeks later, I added two more platys, one died the night it came home, the other is still alive. Since then I added one more molly and three black neons. All the fish seem to be doing great.....no plans to add anything until I get this fixed.
SO WHY is my nitrite reading still so darn high? Does the Prime detoxify the nitrate/nitrtites but the water test will still show a reading?