07-25-2010, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
Is this an API nitrite test kit? And I assume this is your 55g (or was it 60g?) tank, just so I know who's in there.
A pure nitrite reading of 5 is not possible, your fish would all be dead, that is extreme. Is nitrite in your tap water? Do you use Prime at water changes?
Yes this is the API Master test kit for Fresh Water. It is the 60 gallon tank and has in it the 2 Leporinus, 1 Rainbow Shark, 8 Tiger Barbs and up until an hour ago had 2 Gourami, now down to 1 and then just the 2 little Oto's. Also, it has 7 Camboba plants, 2 large and 2 small Swords, 8 Anacharis (small) 1 Ludwigia, 1 bunch of Pennywort, some Rogalia, 1 Java Fern and some grassy stuff. So, fairly well planted. Shouldn't that eat the Nitrite? I do use Prime with every single water change too. Yesterday I changed out a good 50% water. I really thought that one of the fish was dead and that might cause a spike but... that wasn't the case.
Is it possible that Big Bertha had everyone so stressed that their was more toxins in the water from their stress? She had Blue on the bottom of the tank, pinned down and was going at him, then 2 minutes later she went after the shark and a couple of Barbs. She had to go.