Cloudy water and sunset gourami

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by eliscofield12, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. eliscofield12

    eliscofield12Valued MemberMember

    So I have two problems. The first one is my water is cloudy I'll show you in the picture. I had a fish come down with Fin rot. So I cleaned up the whole tank and did a 100% water change and then when I refilled the water was like this ever since it's been about 8 hours. The other one is my 2 sunset gourami they aren't a sunset color. I bought them from the pet store and they were in a crowded tank so I figured that there color would come in after I got them but it's been about a month and still nothing. Is this the normal color or are they supposed to be more golden. All help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1465266399.509092.jpgImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1465266423.090170.jpgImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1465266471.224470.jpg
  2. Dondomingo

    DondomingoWell Known MemberMember

    The cloudy water is most likely the result of the water change, The nitrogen cycle is probably in shock. If your media is still alive it should clear up on it's own. I would just watch the water parameters and keep prime ready incase of an emergency ammonia spike. It will just convert the ammonia to a less dangerous ammonium which will allow the bacteria to catch up.

    If it doesn't seem to be recovering after that, you could try reseeding the tank with more Safestart, just be prepared for water parameters that will keep the fish in stress until it starts to cycle again.

    As far as to the color of the fish, the fin rot, the water change probably still has them upset. I would guess once everything returns to normal, they should liven up as long as they're still not upset and not harboring any other illness from a overstocked fish store. Some fishstores are notorious for buying poor stock, from a unhealthy kept farm, which only compounds the fact once they get to the fish store and stay in bad conditions then that ultimately lands on you.
  3. OP

    eliscofield12Valued MemberMember

    Ok thank you so much. My poor fish. I can't believe he got fin rot. Was there anything that I did that caused the fin rot.
  4. Dondomingo

    DondomingoWell Known MemberMember

    Not necessarily. Generally most cases of fungal fin rot is caught from poor conditions at the LFS. Overcrowding, bad water parameters.

    Best if you can keep a cycled spare tank for quarantine process. Ive had fish in the QT develop everything from ICH to Columinaris shortly after buying them. As you never know where LFS is getting thier stock from. I tend not to shop from that store unless i feel it was just an accident.

    If you find a LFS that tends to be on the clean side, support them. Praise them. They'll generally keep your fish healthier which means a better experience for you.
  5. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Lot of warerchanges.
    Please give gouramis floatingplants btw !
  6. OP

    eliscofield12Valued MemberMember

    Ok. The red fire gourami that got fin rot I got from petsmart which I realize was a mistake. All the other fish except 2 guppies I got from my lfs which I started using and am every happy with.
  7. Sarah73

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    Your tank is cloudly either because of algae bloom, to much food in tank, tank is cycling, etc.

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