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Old 08-26-2012, 01:40 PM   #1 
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Redish Water

Does anyone know why the fish tank water will go a reddish color?
Can it be the food?

Here's a sample


But it's a little more red than it appears in the pic
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:00 PM   #2 
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maybe some coloring from the red plants is coming off?
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:00 PM   #3 
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Wow ! This is really odd! Ive never seen anything like this. But I am going to take a shot at what MIGHT be causing it. It could be the food. That is a possibility. But do you put and chemicals in there? Any bew ones that could be having reactions?
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:06 PM   #4 
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I too, have a feeling it's those plastic plants doing this. Cheap dyes often start to leech.
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But why do the plants start giving off only now? It was a couple of days after I started using that food (right corner)...

No, didn't put any new chemicals in the tank...
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Hmmm. . . What sort of food is that? It does look really dark.
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:31 PM   #7 
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It was some I got at Aquatic World, a pet store near me(probably their own mix), it wasn't a specific sort, it was the only pellets I can get so far, nobody really stocks it.
I was giving them flakes, but it made my male betta's tummy swell up, overfeeding I guess.
With the pellets I can control more how much they eat...
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Did it come with ingredients?
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:53 PM   #9 
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uhm... not that I can remember, I threw away the packet

Think I should try and get different food?
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:20 PM   #10 
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maybe it's the dust from gravel?
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