I got my first tank a few months ago. All my info on fish is from the tanks previous owner and books at the library. I have a four bettas and three kory cats and live plants. I don't know how many gallons it is but its 43cm by 43 cm by 45 cm.
Right now my main priority for my fish is cleaning the tank which I don't think I'm very good at because to be honest I think it looks terrible :( And I don't want to imagine how healthy it is for the fish. The algae is so bad that some of the live plants are covered in it and one of the ornaments ended up with a dark coloured one growing from the top of it.
My current plan is to feed less, water change more and leave the light off for longer. I also use Stress Zhyme, Stress Coat and Water Conditioner.
The gravel is covered in sludge as I've only just
discovered what a gravel cleaner is. Whether or not I've even seen one that actually works is another story entirely. I had to find youtube videos to see what it even does and so far mine does nothing so I think I should shop for a new one and maybe a longer hose.
Is there anything I've missed? Does anyone have tips and ideas for cleaning a tank in disgusting condition and keeping it clean? Anything else I need to know?
I'm sure there is a lot of stuff I'm missing.