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Re: Very high Nitrite (2-5ppm) and Nitrate (Above 80-160ppm), 0.5 Ammonia - Fish in the tank

Subject: Re: Very high Nitrite (2-5ppm) and Nitrate (Above 80-160ppm), 0.5 Ammonia - Fish in the tank
by Lil2606 on 2/2/2021 12:35:52

Thank you. Yeah you can see they are stressed out, the black dot by their tail completely disappears when they are freaked out.
On this last picture, can you see the gills of the boy are quite red... and on the first picture the tiny white(ish) spots on the girl's tail fin? They are the same as when she arrived no new ones and not going away... what could it be, if not ich? And on the second picture the white(ish) patch on the girl's stomach.. It looks like she lost some scales from there...

They are in the little tank with the carbon filter back in it, I did a temp check as well, and its around 22Celsius, which is actually warmer than I thought... and I realize I'm being stupid, instead of trying to up the temps in both tanks with 1 heater, I can transfer them over with both tanks being on room temp and then just slowly raise the temp in the big tank.

Big tank now shows 0 ammonia and 0 nitrites, so its ready, I thought it would take a couple more days.. I'll add some fish food in it today, hopefully it will be enough to feed the bacteria until Tomorrow afternoon, and I can move them over then. They are in the carbon filtered water since yesterday evening so that's 24 hours today evening, and nearly 48 tomorrow afternoon / evening (after work) I'll leave them to settle in, and then I'll start medicating them again on the weekend, when I can keep a closer look on them. I hope the Esha Meds will make them feel better, whatever it is that's making them poorly at the moment...