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Old 12-24-2009, 11:49 AM   #1 
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cloudy water?

hi all

i bought my fish the other day and put him in his tank on tuesday night with fresh water and conditioner. today i did an approx 40% water change because his water seemed a little cloudy (not VERY cloudy, but not crystal clear like it was when we first put him in). why would the water be a little cloudy? is this normal or should i do a 100% change? he is in a 2 gal, by himself, with a filter and heater. i fed him some blood worms, which he ate right away, and tried to get him to eat a pellet, but scooped it out after he didn't eat it for a few hours.

is the slight cloudiness normal?

thank you! merry christmas!
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:53 PM   #2 
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Sometimes cloudy water is due to too much water conditioner. What type of water conditioner do you use? Also, blood worms shouldn't be given as a regular meal, it should be given as a treat. I fast my bettas for one day a week because it's good for their digestive systems. Merry christmas to you too! :)
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:17 PM   #3 
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i used NutraFin BettaPlus which called for 1 capful per .5 gallons (so i used 4 capfuls for the 2 gal tank). I didn't run the tank before I put him in.... I know now that I should have. Could it be "good" bacteria setting itself up??

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Old 12-24-2009, 01:35 PM   #4 
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It could be. I don't have any filters in my tanks, so I don't know how it works.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:54 PM   #5 
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That's normal. My tank was cloudy for the first couple days after I set it up and then sometimes after big water changes.
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