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12-06-2014, 03:25 PM
I have an established tank of about 4 months now with african cichlids. Water has always been clear. Fish have been doing fine. All of a sudden one day I came in and the water was cloudy and 1 fish died. It's been about 3 days now and the water is still cloudy, but fish seem fine. Why the sudden water change? How can I fix it?

12-06-2014, 04:08 PM
Water change, yes, and check the pH and hardness. The soft water here tends to drop in pH over time. Maybe add dose of stability in case the cloudiness is evidence of an ammonia spike, a dead fish likely is. Are you sure the cloudy came before the death? A hidden fish killed by aggression can cause an ammonia/nitrite/cycle type problem.

Mog Carns
12-07-2014, 12:22 AM
Duckweed or other floating live plant will clear it up fairly quickly.