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My tank is 3.4 days old. Trying to get it cycled. The past week and a half I've been fighting an ich outbreak which is now not a problem. Now I have this milky white water with floating white things all over the place. I did some research here on the forum and found out it could be bacterial bloom but didn't find the answer to my questions that I have.
I noticed the water was getting cloudy yesterday and also yesterday I did a 75% water change because ammonia was 0.50 ppm. I tested the water again this morning and my ammonia was 2.0 ppm so I immediately did a 90% water change. What the heck is going on? Why did it happen? What am I doing wrong? I'm frustrated and confused. HELP?!?
What size is your tank? 10 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
Tetras and guppies.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One Betta Buffet
How often do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you perform a water change? Everyday if needed.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Depending on ammonia levels (25-90%)
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Have you tested your water? Yes
If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: 0.25 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 20 ppm
pH: High Range 7.8
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? No changes
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No change
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Water cloudiness yesterday.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)?
Not sure. Less than month with me from PetCo.