Originally Posted by sarah04455
Well we had the tank cycling for aprox. 5 days before we got any fish. We ended up putting way to many in at first. So I have had an amonia spike. I have been treating the tank and doing small water changes of 10 gallons of spring water due to having hard water at my house. I am reading at 4.0 and been testing daily.
Ok, well it can take around 8wks to cycle a tank..You probably know that now...Can you post some more details of your set-up, Tank size, stock, is it a water test kit or strips...
I would guess she is acting like this as she would be weak from birthing and the ammonia at 4(very high) is going to damage her. I would be doing at least 50% water changes daily..This might sound extreme to you but the ammonia will literally burn and damage their gills. She could be up at the top trying to get some air...I doubt the fry will survive but by doing the water changes and testing you could save your current stock...Please post your tank details and you will get a lot more reply's....Ian