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daydreamlexi 02-02-2008 04:46 PM

Tank cleaning problem
I have a meduim tank 10 gallons large. I currently have two larger fancy goldfish and three small 25 cent goldfish. I have recently noticed how fast my tank looks dirty. I have had algea problems but, they seemed to clear up once I used a algea remover for fish tanks. Yesterday, I did a full cleaning buying a new filter carterage and I used the amount of aqua safe needed for my size tank. I also bought new rocks and a few new decor fake plants. I have had a fish die from tail rot last year and one of my fish has gotten it now. I also noticed my tank looked dirty again today. It looks foggy and light greenish, but no signs of algea growing anywhere on the tank. I called my local petstore and asked what was wrong with my tank and they weren't quite sure either. Has anyone experienced this same problem, and do you know how to fix it.

SST 02-02-2008 05:16 PM

I suspect your water parameters are way off. You've too many goldfish for a 10 gal. tank. Have you tested your water? What were the results?

eelz212 02-02-2008 05:52 PM

you can't even have one goldfish in a 10 gallon tank if you want it to stay healthy.

5 is off the charts.

another thing you should consider is that you've got fancy goldfish in with comets (i'm assuming you say comets when you say 25cent goldfish). it's best to keep fancies with fancies and comets with comets, or fancies may have a hard time getting a fair share of the food you're feeding.

goldfish are generally only a couple inches when you first get them, but if they're healthy they will grow, a LOT, and very quickly. fancies can get to be 8inches long, and i think comets even bigger. as a wise woman once told me "That's a lotta fish!". think about one fish of that size in a 10 gallon tank.

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