Pepere Posted September 19, 2022 Share Posted September 19, 2022 (edited) Performing water changes to remove ammonia becomes an issue. My dwarf Gourami was placed in a hospital tank in my cellar due to signs of illness, abdominal bloating not swimming having difficulty with keeping horizontal, rapid gill movement. The hospital tank had a cycled filter, but the maracyn and aquarium salt knocked it out. being the sole fish in a ten gallon tank and not feeding him for a few days meant ammonia did not reach 1 ppm until 6 days later. yes, I could have bought bottled water to do a water change, but I have an unused quarantine tank upstairs which is cycled. I siphoned water out of the hospital tank and dumped it and took water from the quarantine tank to refill. Once the meds are out of the tank and salt levels are down some I have a cycled filter to add to it. Tap water went into the unused quarantine tank and I refilled that with tap water. Now the beneficial bacteria in the quarantine tank get a meal. I do hope the city flushes the mains this week to get the ammonia taken care of. Edited September 19, 2022 by Pepere Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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