2 years ago #1
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My water is so foggy n cloudy did water Chang yesterday but still cloudy was clear before two of my Molly's died I put api quick start, stress coat, and still looking bad help please.

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2 years ago #2
Miriam
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Should I clean entire tank again

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2 years ago #3
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What size is the tank, what exactly is in it, and how long has it been set up?

ALso what are the readings for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate?

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2 years ago #4
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Hi, we have it for 2 weeks I have 2mollys, 2 Mickie platys was ok but I changed water yesterday and added an airs tone yesterday but its so cloudy 5 gallon.

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2 years ago #5
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I'm thinking about changing the whole water in the tank how long should I leave it before putting my fishy back in once I do the cleansing again

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2 years ago #6
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All the fishes are staying in the bottom I Dnt wnt them to die

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2 years ago #7
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Ok Miriam lots of things going on here.
The first thing is you have no working nitrogen cycle. DO NOT CLEAN THE TANK FULLY! Cleaning a fish tank this way is destroying any bacteria that may be trying to form.
You can read about what we call the nitrogen cycle here http://www.myaquariumclub.com/the-nitrogen-cycle-for-beginners-358.html Please ask any questions you have.

The next thing is do not change 100% of the water at a time. You are stressing the fish a huge amount by removing them. The reason they are sitting at the bottom is ammonia poisoning. In such a small tank I would change 25% at a time with temp matched conditioned water, which leads us to the next two parts.

You need a larger tank, a 5gallon is only suitable for a single betta, or some shrimp or snails. You will likely never be able to get the toxins in such a small tank under control.

Lastly for now you really need a water test kit so you know what is happening in the tank. API's master freshwater test kit is really the best one.

Sorry for all the bad news, but we will do the best we can to help you save your fish.

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2 years ago #8
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Ty, ok earlier I changed about 15% of water and put the api stress coat, API quick start, still looks foggy, and cloudy now there's two fish at top and two in the bottom. Do I need to keep adding the stress coat when I change again later or tomorrow. I not sure but it was clear till I added the new air stone and rock and I rinsed out the things in cold water for a long time

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2 years ago #9
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The problem with the cloudyness is likely the water is quickly becoming toxic for the fish. In a 5 gallon tank it is grossly overstocked. Stress coat is a water conditioner so you need to add the proper dose for the water you are adding back.

You really do need a larger tank, as well as a test kit so you can see where your water levels are at.

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2 years ago #10
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Yes I put 5ml for 5galloons, I will go purchase the test kit tomorrow anyone in specific , also the tank is getting a little better

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2 years ago #11
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One of the best test kits is the API Freshwater Master Test kit.

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2 years ago #12
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Ok, Ty so much will buy tomorrow

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2 years ago #13
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I would consider picking up some Seachems Prime to use as water conditioner as well. It will detox up to 1ppm of ammonia, and nitrites.

Miriam you really need a bigger tank for these guys, 5gal is much, much too small.

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