From the article: Ammonia Poisoning
Ammonia poisoning hits a lot of aquariums at some time or other. Unfortunately many owners lose fish before they even know what ammonia poisoning is. Did you recognize it right away? What did you do about it? How do you deal with it?
- please help, my 64l tank is over a year old,it is cycled, i have 4 small fancy goldfish,but the ammonia has gone to 0.25,with doing 4 20% water changes its still 0.25, what has happened, what have i done wrong, water normally changed and cleaned once a week
Lost an Oscar to Ammonia
- I had two small oscars (3.5 and 2 inch). The larger of the two became sluggish and began to sit on the bottom after a week of being in the tank. He eventually passed away while the other survived. He had all the signs of ammonia poisoning; slow moving, not eating, sitting on the bottom of the tank, "gasping". make sure to check for ammonia, with testing strips and also for the signs of a suffering fish
- —Guest k Hugh
- For two days straight I did a 30% water change with Distilled Water (no conditioner needed), water only. After two days, I did another 30% water change. After two more days, a 40% water change. During the entire time the fish were not fed and when I did the water changes, I vaccumned the gravel, thoroughly. My levels are all good 1 week later and the fish were finally sparingly fed. The water should be changed and the gravel vaccumed once a week to keep the levels correct and your fish happy. Hope this helps.
- —Guest Tina
ammonia up ph non existant-established
- I need help. I have had an established tank for several years. my ph seemed to drop to 6.2 when I changed gravel. It has been this level for approx 3 years, Currently I am housing only 3 large angels and a very large Urua. My ammonia levels spiked, ph is a horrible yellow color. I have been doing partial water changes to no avail. I am now putting in a ph buffer, but ammonia continues to climb. I am feeding very little. I am at a loss as to what is going on and what to do. thanks for any help. Michelle
- My fish are very lethargic. They are in a fresh water tank, and we just got a new "algae eater" a few short weeks ago. Everything was fine, until a few days ago. The older fish we have (majority are platys) started to sink to the bottom and hide between the decorations. They seem to look like they're sleeping. Also, one of them today, I noticed had a few white spots on them. I've seen all the info on the disease diagnosis websites, but as they are fresh water fish, adding salt isn't an option. Help! I haven't lost any fish yet, but I don't want any to die b/c I didn't do anything. Thanks!
- —Guest Jessica
- My ammonia has been between 2r and 4 ppm no dead fish no nitrite/nitrate 50 % water changes hasent helped or ammo lock or chips . Why?
- —Guest Jimmy
My Oscar fish are both lying on bottom ?
- Do you think they have Ammonia Poisining?Please help!!!!!
- —Guest MzSassy
My ammonia level
- My ammonia levels are 0.25mg I have done a water cange 2days ago all checks was ok check ammonia again now showing 0.25
- —Guest Teresa
I yes a product natural earth
- I use the natural earth powder to clarify the water once every 3 day. I'm waiting for the result
- —Guest Xavier
- just finished an emergency water change,had overstocked with baby rams,which grew very fast.Lost a few,did a test,ammonia off the scale in three established tanks.Used aquarium salt and zeolite in both filters and suspended in net bag with baby rams,within hours, water condition brilliant,ph normal,nitrates,nitrites, dropping rapidly,fish regaining activity.Can't understand how 8 cardinal tetras seemed totally unaffected in same tank,
- —Guest pg57
- I think i have high levels of ammonia in my tank, I came home tonight and one of my mollies was dead and the other has been laying on the ground and looks like he is having a hard time swimming/breathing. I haven't tested the water seeing as it is late and I can't get my hands on a test kit at this moment. What can I do? I treated it with a ammonia remover or should i change water? i dont want to lose all my fish! Help!
- —Guest Becki
- My Platy just gave birth and we had 7 living fry, then they all died one by one, except one. I Really don't want it to die to so I really need to know what is happening, because I am panicking here
- —Guest Hannah
Black and red spots
- I have two comet golds in my tank with some fantails and the comet golds have black and red spots on their body and I have no idea what it is! HELP!
- —Guest vampirereader1
- Right now, I'm doing a practical reset of my 55 gallon, aka new gravel and new fish, so I assume that it would be wise to really pay attention to ammonia levels over the next week, just because of all of the new things I'm adding. And I know what your thinking, if I have a lot of fish in the tank, and I'm resetting the tank, won't all of the helpful bacteria disappear? Just so you know my fishes are safe, I am keeping the filter cartridge in along with some old decorations with helpful bacteria so my fish will be alright. By the way, does anyone know how to take care of a freshwater stingray? I really want one, probably in a larger tank, but if anyone has a reference to taking care of them I would really appreciate it. Thanks, Ethan
- —Guest Ethan
- I first realized my Axolotls had ammonia poisoning when one of my Axolotls was very timid, it just swam around the bottom for a bit. I immediately changed half of the water with treated water (de-chlorinator and ammonia remover). I reduced their feedings to 1 every 2 days, a week later they were both back and healthy! :)
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Ammonia Poisoning (Acite)
- I immediately tested water when found lethargic fish laying on bottom. Ammonia 3.0 but nitrates and nitrites normal. I did a 50-60% water change and vacuumed up any detritus. I refilled tank with treated water with an ammonia binder. I am also withholding feedings for a couple of days to avoid excess waste products. Continue to test daily and ready to do more water changes as needed. 6 hours later, fish are up and swimming more normally. They are not out of woods yet, but on their way from being so stressed by poor water quality.They are in an established tank. As fish, Oscars are carnivores, I may have fed to many feeder fish in a short period of time. Must be more careful not to overfeed.