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post #1 of 6 Old 02-10-2020, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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I have something growing

I am relatively new to keeping fish. I have a 10 gallon tank with 3 tetra skirts, 3 guppies and a snail. I have had this tank for about 6 months now with no problems with anything. I recently was out of town for a week and when I got home I found one of my guppies dead and the water cloudy. Upon further inspection the guppies fins and tail were gone and that's when I noticed something was growing on my tank wall. I poked it with my fish net and it is hard and not squishy. I'm not sure what it is. Is it fish eggs?
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post #2 of 6 Old 02-13-2020, 06:56 PM
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Those are snail eggs. Is it a mystery snail you have?

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post #3 of 6 Old 02-14-2020, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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It is a mystery snail named I named Berry. Got it from a friends tank and don't know what kind it is and sex. Thank you for the reply!
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post #4 of 6 Old 02-14-2020, 12:10 PM
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Hello Fish...

A ten gallon tank can't go a week without changing out some of the tank water. A tank this size needs half the water changed a couple of times a week, if you want to keep the inhabitants healthy.

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post #5 of 6 Old Yesterday, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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I normally change the water twice a week I typically don't let it go more than 4 days without a change.
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post #6 of 6 Old Today, 11:50 AM
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The water chemistry in a small tank can change very quickly and fish aren't tolerant of changes in their water. The water wasn't removed and replaced while you were gone and I'm guessing the nitrogen from the dissolving fish waste fouled the water.

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