Hi everyone! I am very new to the betta community. I am so in love with my little guy and he has such a personality! I am trying so hard to do everything right.
I have a 5 gallon filtered tank with no plants. I have had him in there for 3 weeks now and the first week in a NEW tank I used seachem stability like the instructions said. I did a 25% water change the second week and added stability again with the change. The third week my strip tests were saying the nitrites were high...so I began to FREAK. I did a 20% water change two days in a row also adding the seachem stability.
Today, I bought a fancy shmancy API freshwater master test kit...here is what it read:
pH- A little darker than 7.6
Ammonia- about 1.0 ppm
Nitrite--probably about 5.0ppm
Should I do another 25% water change? I bought some seachem prime as well and read on their site that it could be used in conjunction with the seachem stability.
HELP! I just want to do everything right. This is so confusing for a new fish mom! I'm used to the furry kids! :)
I did read your stickys up top, but still feel dumb...or maybe haven't found the right one.
Thank you so much for any advice.