Is it normal for water to look slightly hazy on day 4 of the (in-fish) cycling process? I have a new 5 gallon tank with a filter, heater, an inch of gravel, a sunken treasure chest to swim through, and silk plants. I've been using Nutrafin Cycle, Betta bowl dechlorinator/conditioner, and testing with API 5-1 test strips. Also doing recommended water changes. So far so good.
The water is a LITTLE hazy, not much, kind of like when you're driving down the road, and there's a tiny bit of fog [mist] in the air... Only, in a tank.
He's definitely not being overfed, and is acting very happy and healthy. Is it normal, or is it something to worry about?
Jack is the first fish I've ever had, so all of this is new to me! I'm trying not to overthink everything, but I'll feel awful if I kill him with a preventable mistake!