So, I’ve been told by my local pet store owner who LOVES and cares for his fish very much that 2 platys would not be a problem in a 5.5 tank. He said definitely no more than that. Do you feel strongly that this is not ok or just not ideal?
Would a 10 gallon tank be significantly better? I don’t have much space but I do want to have happy fish....
Yes, checking levels daily but have not today yet. I’ve been at about .25-.5 ammonia and now seeing nitrites but don’t remember the number as I got it tested yesterday at the same store I referenced.
Regardless of numbers, I’m changing 25% water every 3-4 days right now during the cycle and dosing the water regularly with prime to help detoxify. Thoughts on that routine for a fish-in cycle? I’ll take any input - I’m new at this and trying REALLY hard to do it right.
Also, now that I’ve treated 2 doses of ich-x 2 days in a row with the 50% water change, should I do it again today? How many doses?
I do not have an air stone or extra oxygen. The guy I trust told me that with the one platy in there now and a 5.5 gal
tank I really don’t need it. I have the filter in there that’s producing a steady flow of bubbles shooting into the water and I have not seen my fish gasp for air in the slightest. Thoughts on this? I’m happy to add one if that sounds necessary! I’m all in - I’m just new and learning.
Also, thoughts about potentially treating an internal parasite? Does itch-x do that or so I need something else if she actually is one?