I am a bit confused, day 6 with 4 fish (african cichlids). The problem I am having is that my API test kit shows 1.0 ammonia. I have been doing water changes every other day to get the levels down and using prime.
The problem is before doing todays water change, I tested my tap water (city water) and its giving a reading of 1.0 ammonia directly from the tap. So my tank matches exactly. What should I do? Do I bother doing a water change, how can I tell whats good/bad etc... This seems like it makes it a lot more difficult when trying to keep the fish safe.
My Nitrates, and Nitrites have been 0 every day. My PH is 7.8 and temp is 78 degrees.
What do I do, what do I look for, how do I know when to do a water change