Sometimes it’s easier when you are alerted as to whether you have ammonia in your fish tank. In fact, the sooner you are alerted, the quicker you can rectify the situation and save your fish.
Ammonia is one of the biggest killers in tropical fish and it’s caused by filters which are immature (i.e. it haven’t fully cycled). Unless ammonia (which is toxic to fish) is removed from your water, it will kill your fish within 24-48 hours.
The seachem ammonia alert is a visual indication of your ammonia levels in your aquarium. The 2 new styles we have on offer are geared towards younger hobbyists (Barry Cuda & Ruby Barb) but they operate in the same manner as the more common style.
The colour changes if there is excess ammonia in your water, and if it changes, it’s your cue to react, perform a water change, stop feeding and address why your ammonia levels have peaked.