I have a 29 gallon aquarium with 6 flame tetras, 2 smaller mystery apple snails and 2 other bottom feeders (brown, spotted, with dorsal spike and main fin spikes). Usually I see my 6 flame tetras cooped up in the low corners of my tank. The water temperature is perfect, and I am working hard to get the perfect pH level, but when I look at my fish, they’re always either low and close to the walls, or lower and in the 2 back corners! Are they OK? They sometimes swim in the open, but for a short amount of time. Please help! I love my fish!
My nitrate and nitrite levels are both 0 (safe on the test strip), my water hardness is hard because I have well water, my alkalinity level is 300 (not safe on the test strip), my pH is 8.4 (not safe either); that’s why I’m using Easy Balance Plus, once a week to help keep my fish safe!
I obviously have a heater, thermometer, and filter. My filter is called Aqueon and it is only for 10 gallon tanks. I have had my tank sense March 29th. I clean my tank once a week, that includes turning up the gravel. However, once a month I will deep clean; that includes taking the decor out, and really washing all of the gunk off (I always turn up the gravel).