My tank is cloudy
My tank has been set up for a week now and the water is really cloudy. I used to have a 10 feeder guppies but am down to one because I fed them to my salt fish. Now I have a danio, betta and 1 feeder guppy. I'm thinking about taking the betta out and putting it in a bowl. What should I do about my water? I was feeding my fish a square 1/4 inch single flake 2-3 times a day.
Well if it's cloudy, then you got a bacteria bloom. Means there's to many nutrients and not enough beneficial bacteria. I don't know what kind of setup you have, but you need good filtration, reduce your nutrients (food, dead fish, trace elements), and you want to cycle your tank for a bit to build up that beneficial bacteria. It won't harm your fish it just doesn't look very appealing. Make sure your water has adequate aeration. I would run out to a petshop or fish store and pick up some stability or cycle. Follow the directions and you should have a good cycle by the time your halfway done with a bottle. Keep up with a bi weekly water change.
I have a 10 gallon tank with a marineland biowheel 100 on it. A few of my guppies have gone missing. I forgot to mention that before. It seems to me that a dead fish would produce a lot of nutrients? Right? Do you think that they might be in the gravel? I don't see how they could have gotten up into the filter. The slits are way too small for them.
Well, as far as the guppies.. who knows?. They could have died and the other ones ate them, they could of bungie jumped out of the tank with out a cord. Or the beneficial bacteria that you do have could of decayed the fish after it died, or the fish are still in your tank some place..
Once a week I find a hatchet fish laying on the ground dried up at my house. I just imagine $3-4 jumping out of a fish tank every week.
Just keep up with water changes and your tank will eventually not cloud anymore.
A dead fish could definitely result in an ammonia spike, which could help to jump-start the bacteria bloom you're seeing.
Thanks for the replies guys. How big of a water change should I be doing? (10 gallon aquarium)
25 - 50%
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