Originally Posted by Sok_Papa
Hello.I used 0.3ml of the flourish fertilizer after a recent partial water change and my water has been cloudy since then! I panicked cause the fish were gasping and did another partial water change and the water is still cloudy but they aint gasping now...Any ideas?
Could be a bacterial bloom caused by an ammonia spike due to over cleaning filter sponges, completely replacing filter sponges or failing to use a dechlorinator.
Itís also possible that the cloudy water is caused by mineral precipitation of the fertiliser. Perhaps iron bonding with another ion such as phosphate and precipitating out of solution to cloud the water.
If the fish are gasping it is more likely the former.