Hi, are you using test strips? They aren't always reliable.
Are you familiar with the nitrification cycle? Check out our site article link is in my signature and it will give you some good solid information.
A 10G tank isn't really large enough.
- this about why the fish should have a bigger tank.
When was the last partial water change (pwc
Do you have a filter? Did you recently change the filter pad in the filter?
I would do a 30% pwc
and then another 30% pwc
. Easier for fish to get used to new cleaner water. Unless you have done a good sized pwc
in the last few days you can do an equal amount then. But should check water with a liquid test kit.
I don't know how to read the ammonia checker, but it could be ammonia poisoning.
New to FW fish? First tank in a long time or EVER??? Need some info on keeping fish?
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