Well said captk We all try to give the best advice and somtimes it does sound conflicting but what works for one fish might not work for another, and somethings are very hard to detect. its a prosses of elimination. I hope things turn out ok and you dont lose anymore fish. good luck
Lisa, I have to reply on the advice given by CaptK - which is excellent. I knew NOTHING about fishkeeping (same as every beginner) and we've got to start somewhere. You won't go wrong from advice given by the experienced fish keepers on this site - trust me. They are all very helpfull and all very nice too I'm very lucky to have a fab LFS (local fish shop), the advice I was given when setting up was to fishless cycle, test water and add fish SLOWLY. If I've lost a fish, they refuse to sell me anymore until I've carried out water changes and tested it too - like I said, I'm lucky - not every lfs will offer such good advice. As has already been said, they're there to make money and have good sales. Goldy, Fishy-Fishy, Euryale - and OTHERS too many to mention or this post will be a book will give brilliant advice. Good luck, you will get there
I totally agree with you Maggie. my fish would be dead if it was not for this site. you all do a great job and post are answered very promptly. You work very hard to say it is only a hobby and you dont get paid for your great work. Three cheers to all HIP HIP HOORAH
Hi,well I;ve done the 4 tests and here are the results.. PH - 8.5 AM -0 NI -0 NA -0 SO all seems well.1 of my goldies still has a black spot on it's tail,but it seems lively enough and is eating well!so I don't know what the answer is.Thanks for all your help.
Are you sure Nitrate was 0 although if you have lots of plants they will use up the NitrAte but would have thought you would see a small reading for NitrAte, hopefully one of our pondies can say if this is correct or not