I am going to test Rusty's water parameters. Yesterday he had a high ph read near the purple range on the API Water-test kit and his ammonia level was 0.50 ppm which is the light green color on the API Water-test kit. I know from posts that ammonia levels should be 0 ppm at all times. His nitrite and nitrates where all 0 ppm. I also added a teaspoon of AQ salt to his 2.5 gallon tank to see if that will bring down the high ph level. I don't know if AQ helps. I am sure someone will reply to me.
I got everybody's water parameters checked at the LPS (they loved me for that... took 25 minutes >.<). Everyone except Esmeralda was a smidge high on ammonia (Sherlock was actually quite high... I won't say how high, just that he got a 100% WC and that the little guy was NOT happy about it... so I hope we're good now). Tycho and Esmeralda got 25% WC's and Cassini got a 75%, so, here's to less ammonia.
Also, I got my little lady shark a snail. She's got some algae, Tycho's adjusted well to Rowan, so... we're going to try. I hope I didn't just buy her a $3.49 treat. I might even wait to see if he survives the night in her tank before naming him. :S
50% water change on all three tanks today + poor Tuna is in a QT for fin rot. D= so he is mad at me. XD Sardine is bloated again from eating the darn wafer for the nitrite snail. x_x naughty boy! so I will have to fast him tomorrow and friday. =/
50 % w/c, driftwood scrubbed and cleaned, gravel vacuumed, plants trimmed, glass scrubbed inside, filter media cleaned, trimmed the tops off a couple of java ferns and added them to his tank and what did I get for all of this? A nip on the side of my hand. Little bugger LOL!!!!