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.
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.
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.
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.