12-09-2011, 08:07 PM
| || | Fish Virgin..Did everything wrong...need advice!
Hi all! New to the "fish thing"....
Bought a 20GL... filter, heater, substrate, fake plants, yada, yada.
I'm generally a very thoughtful, thorough person. I don't jump into things "on a whim"....BUT I did with my fish tank! I set the thing up, let it run for 3 days......(took advice from a friend) added 2 Red Wag Platy's and a Sailfin Black Molly November 23rd. Fast forward, I found this forum...and after lots of "fish education" on the internet I've realized I did everything wrong. My Ammonia is .5, my nitrites are .5 or maybe 1.0. I think the fish have "Ich"...not sure? Not sure how to do a "salt" cure or an "Ich" medicine? Should I just flush the fish and start over? (I'm not a "tree hugger" and don't want to hear from wacko animal rights activists) What I mean by the "flush" is should I just put the fish out of their suffering or can they be saved? Thank you for any and all advice! Kathy