1. Size of aquarium (# of gallons) 10
2. Is your aquarium setup freshwater or brackish water? Fresh
3. How long the aquarium has been set up? re-established 2.5 weeks ago
4. What fish and how many are in the aquarium (species are important to know) 1 goldfish
5. Are there live plants in the aquarium? Yes, now there are
6. What temperature is the tank water currently? 68
7. What make/model filter are you using? Tetra Whisper
8. Are you using a CO2 unit? No
9. Does your aquarium receive natural sunlight at any given part of the day? No
10. When did you perform your last water exchange, and how much water was changed? Today, 25%
11. How often do you perform water changes? Every other day
12. How often and what foods do you feed your fish? 2x a day, flakes
13. What type of lighting are you using and how long is it kept on? Nne
14. What specific concerns bring you here at this time? See Below
15. What are your water parameters? Test your pH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate.
ammonia: 1.0 ppm
16. What test kit are you using and is it liquid or test strips? Liquid
17. When was the last time you bought a fish and how did they behave while in the pet store tank? Forget
OK..so I just moved back from college with my fish. I was only able to transfer about a gallon of water back with me, but I kept the gravel and things in the tank wet w/origonal water.
Ever since I establisehd the new tank, ammonia levels have been from .25-.5 to even get up to 1.0 despite frequent water changes. A friend who has an already established tank gave me some of her water so I could have osme of the good bacteria and even after I did another water change after adding her water, levels are at 1.0ppm.
My fish isn't doing well, he seems to be at the surface gasping for air a lot more and he's been floating at the top not moving until he sees me/movement in the room. I'm pretty scared, I don't know what to do....I've tried not doing water changes, no difference, everything just seems to make the levels go up. What's more, is that all other things (ph, nitrate, nitrite) don't seem to change so much...