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Old 09-29-2020, 12:14 PM   #1
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17 Gallon tank water has gone cloudy from a 2 year old putting food in

On Wednesday - so 6 days ago, possibly Thursday a 2 year old put a bit of potato, pea and like a tiny bit of dark like beef gravy into the tank to "feed the fishes", luckily the potato stayed whole and I netted it out right away and the 2 peas I just left since I know fish can eat peas anyway.

The water was fine the next day, I took the shell of the peas out in a net but the water looked the same, next day I think it was ok again maybe Saturday also still fine, Sunday it was cloudy though and yesterday it was still cloudy so I did a like 90% water change, I left only about 3 inches and filled it back up with fresh water and prime. It was a little cloudy again but it usually would be after that big a water change, when I got up today I expected it to be fine but it is still cloudy?

It has 5 Platy fry(2 months old), 9 neon tetras and 4 Albino Corys which are all fine and behaving normal and have been over the whole time.

Just wondering what could be happening and if it happened to anyone before?

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Old 10-01-2020, 06:56 AM   #2
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Everything okay now?

You have a very kind and empathetic two-year-old. Making sure the fish got some gravy was an especially thoughtful touch.

You did the right thing with a water change. I think you will be fine--just monitor the tank and keep doing water changes. You can always change extra if you want. Temporary cloudiness is not necessarily a problem, unless a particularly bad bacteria bloom is interfering with oxygen levels. You could add an airstone. Feed lightly for awhile. As long as your fish seem fine, I wouldn't worry.
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