Tropical Fish Tank Cloudy Water Dying

Are you concerned about tropical fish tank cloudy water dying? This is a common problem among many new tanks.

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Depending on the color of the cloudy water, you can determine the kind of problem. This problem can be caused by a broad variety of different things. While dealing with sick fish and cloudy water isn't pleasant, there are a few steps you can take to try and remedy it.
One way you can prevent a lot of stress on your part is to have a separate hospital tank for your fish. Not only will this give your fish a clean place to stay while you clear up the tank, but it is also useful for quarantining sick or pregnant fish. If you don't have a second tank, at the very least put your fish in plastic bags while you do the majority of the cleaning. Otherwise you run the risk of stressing your fish out even more than they already are.

Is your tropical fish tank cloudy water dying white? This can be caused by one of two things. In some cases, it may just merely be that the gravel you poured into the tank wasn't settled enough. In many cases it takes a day or so for it to totally settle to the bottom of the tank. If it persists over several days, you may be experiencing a surplus of bacteria.

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Also white  tropical fish tank cloudy water dying usually happens in a tank when too many fish are introduced  at once to the tank. These fish eat and excrete, which creates an overload of the bacteria that fish by nature produce, causing a cloudy white residue and an excess of nitrogen. However, this will regulate in time. In the meantime, execute partial water changes each day until things look normal again. Make sure to test your water as well thoroughly before putting your fish back in.

Is your tropical fish tank cloudy water dying yellow or green? This is a less harmful but unaesthetic occurrence. Yellow tank water probably means that you have an excess of decomposing plant or wood substance and need to change the tank water. Checking the filter can't hurt either. 

Green cloudy water often means that there has been a sudden and dramatic increase of the algae in your tank.To prevent tropical tank cloudy water dying, try to keep your tank away from direct sunlight. Change the water partially, scrub any visible spots, and test your water for pH imbalances. In addition to this, you can prevent future algae breakouts by investing in a few fish that eat algae, such as sucker mouth catfish.

These are only a few ways you can treat your tropical fish tank cloudy water dying. Just remember that while it may seem terrible now, these problems aren't impossible to solve. Learn more about how you can keep your tank looking beautiful and your fish healthy for years to come, browse more posts on our site.
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