Re:Worried new mama


Here are my parameters:
Ammonia (NH3/NH4+) = 0.25

Nitrite (N02) = 0

Nitrate (N03) = 30

pH = 8.07

specific gravity = 31

water temperature = 74.5

I put the air stone in as soon as I got home. My co-worker did not get my DO meter calibrated and none of the fish stores in town had a DO test kit. So I will have to wait until tomorrow when my meter is ready. I also rearranged my return to agitate the surface some more.

I switched to the little shrimp and the female ate fine. The male ate one and did not seem really interested. I did put one in the red macroalgae that he stays on and he finally ate that. So I placed a few more there and he ate them. I guess he has decided to be semi-shy. I did not try the red shrimp since he did eat some and thought I would try that tomorrow as I am about out of the shrimp – some died and some are hiding in the tank.

As I mentioned on Saturday I did a 3 gallon water change and also added bio filter medium to the Freedom Filter which is supposed to help reduce nitrates. I think though that may take a little while before the bacteria builds up.

I would appreciate any help. I do feel a little better since he has eaten some.

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