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Old 09-22-2022, 05:25 PM   #1
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Too sick to clean aquarium

I was recently hospitalized two weeks ago and have not felt well enough to tend to my 20 gal FW tank. Itís heavily planted with 16 tetras/albino Corys. The glass is moderately covered with algae, but fish look happy. I feed them once daily and thatís been all I can do. Please someone tell me not to freak pout every time I look at them! The tank is in my bedroom so I canít not look at them.

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Old 09-23-2022, 11:09 AM   #2
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Missing a few water changes isnt to cause too much of an issue. If you get to more than a month i would try and change some water. Could someone help under supervision?

Cut back on feeding, maybe half as much or only feed every 2 days. This will slow down waste build up. Keep an eye on your fishes behaviour as this will the best indication of something being off.

When you do feel up to doing tank maintenance dont try and do much at once. Build up back to your normal water change schedule by doing smaller but more frequent changes to start with.
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