Originally Posted by Visionist
Nitrites and nitrates are both very low/0ppm. They haven't seemed to change really. My ctenopoma was the first fish in the tank, before he was put in I treated him with heat for ich(which he had badly) and then a secondary treatment of cupramine. I noticed the gills and treated with parasite guard. I'm guessing at this point there really cant be anything treatably wrong with him or the other fish as theyve gone through so many meds.
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Hello again Vis...
Medications are a last resort. You don't know how they'll affect fish, plants or the good bacteria. The easiest and best way to treat anything in the tank is the simple water change. By flushing the "toilet" often, you remove any toxins before they build to a level that will hurt the fish.
If you don't have multiple tanks that take a lot of work, then I'd suggest changing half the water every week. I have several tanks, so the best I can do is a 50 to 60 percent water change every 2 weeks.
The more water you change and the more often you change it the healthier the fish and plants.