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Old 01-18-2011, 04:49 PM   #1
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Unhappy Cloudy water and fish breathing slightly heavy

hi guys i think i may be having a PROBLEM (for the first time) with my tank.

i went to turn the light on and the water was slightly cloudy and when i looked closer the fish were ALL breathing heavier than normall. they are still acting the same just breathing heavier. I done a 25% water change and gave the filter a thourough clean.

The only thing i can think of is a fin-rot treatment i used on my female platy for a bit of fin-ro which has now gone away.

Any1 thimk they have an idea or solution to what it is and how to stop it.

Cheers folks.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:54 PM   #2
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well giving the filter a thorough clean, what ever that means can cause more problems.
Do you have a dead fish in the tank? Did you overfeed?
I have never had water go cloudy after any treatments, blue maybe or some other color if the medication is colored but not cloudy. Add more air circulation. Get a bubbler and motor to stir up the water more and test the water for ammonia etc. Some treatments kill the bio filter.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:07 PM   #3
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Agree with mousey. Up the aeration by adding air-stones or by dropping water level. Changing water is also good. Cloudy can be a sign of an 'uncycled tank' as bacteria in the water take advantage of excess food.

Are the fish only a few days in the tank?
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:16 AM   #4
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ok thanks and no ive had the fish in the tank for over a year
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:06 PM   #5
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I finally got some bubbles in my tank after having had fish for about 4 or 5 years now. About a day or two before water change day I would notice that they would be really gasping water. Now they breath once about every 5 seconds or so. I've got long tubes connected that run the length of the back glass. It's kind of cool.
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