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If the fish is not eating, what should I do?
hi again, another question, I have tested the water with a strip I purchased and the results are like this: General Hardness: 120, Carbonate Hardness: 80, PH: 6.0, Nitrite: 1, Nitrate: 80. I think Nitrite and Nitrate are high, if so, what should I do and will this help her recovery?
Yes, both are high. when nitrites are high, ammonia usually is, too, even though you didn't test for it. The best thing to do is a 50% water change. Make sure the water is the same temperature as what is in the tank, and that it is de-chlorinated. Ammonia and nitrites alone can cause illness, so yes, improving the water can help. Nitrates typically have to be higher before they cause problems, but once they go over 60, that is too high. After today, continue testing the water each day. If it isn't acceptable, do a 10% water change. Repeat this every day until the water is good. If water changes don't help, it's possible your tank is too small for the fish you have. I hope water changes will be adequate to solve the problem.Anna