I'm planning to house a small school of Red Phantom Tetras in my 20-gal community tank, and I want to make sure they thrive.
It is my understanding that - in general - Tetras prefer soft, somewhat acidic water... at least that's their natural habitat.
In Philadelphia, we have moderately hard...
I've got a couple of fish tanks that I could use some advice regarding. The fish in Tank 1 used to be in Tank 2 until they started breeding and needed some extra room. I used gravel and water from Tank 2 to start Tank 1 a few weeks ago. I'll give the relevant statistics up front.
I am new to the forum and was wondering if anyone had any advice.
I currently have 3 guppies, 3 silver-tip tetra and 1 platy in my tank. I have done all of the usual tests and my ph is quite high (8.2). All other tests for nitrates, nitrites, amonia etc all fine and 0.
I tried to add 3...
I am 5 weeks into a fishless cycle that seems to be going nowhere, and now i'm questioning if my ammonia readings are actually ammonium (since the API liquid kits test for TAN). Hope someone may have some advice about a next step to take!
Levels for the last 5 weeks: