Hi, I hope someone where can shed some light on a very stressful situation that I have.
I have a 6.6 gallon tank, it's new and has not established the bacteria cycle yet. But I tested all the tests that I know of to ensure the safety of the water for the fish.
Here are the specifications:
- I have 4 neon tetras, 1 Otocinclus sp, and 1 female guppy, along with initially 3 male guppies. I didn't want an extensive amount of babies so I only got 1 female. I understand that this might be too many fish for a 6.6 gallon but I supplemented the tank with an extra filter and air stone/air pump. To my understanding if there is no overwhelming amount of toxic materials the fish should be ok (not dying at least).
- I have a plant for the algae eater.
- All fish seem healthy especially the neon tetras I had no issues with them what so ever.
- The female guppy has also been fine with no issues for the past few days since I set up the tank.
- Water Temperature, sustained @ 25C or 77F.
- PH level, 7.2 - 7.4 sustained.
- Ammonia level, 0 or near 0.
- Nitrate, 0 or near 0.
- Nitrite, 0 or near 0.
- Oxygen supplemented by air stone/pump.
None of the fish died other than male guppies. 2 died leaving only 1 left who also doesn't look very healthy.