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Jes

Cloudy water and I can't fix it!

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Hi,

I am away and have been away for 9 days. I have 1 more day left which is today. I did an 100% water change the day I left. I have never left them this long with out a water change EVER! I then will do another big one when I get back.

I have had a friend popping in and looking after my fish. She has been going in every 3/4 days. I gave her a detailed list of what foods and how much to feed. I get a message this morning saying the water has gone cloudy!!! And with the time difference she isn't going to see my reply for a while!!!

I am really panicking! i have aksed if she can change 1/2 the water. But what if she can't get round to do it. Am I going to come home to dead fish???

Sorry for my babbling I'm just really worried ????

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Would she be able to test your water? If you water levels come back good I would not worry. Still go ahead with the 50% water change though. Cloudiness is sometimes just aesthetics as I have come to learn and have been told over the years.

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I don't want to start worrying her with tests, even tho that would be amazing! I think it may be a case of over feeding possibly ????. I really hope it is what you say it could be. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be algea as I left the light off and it's in a pretty shaded spot. I'm going loopy! I just want to sort them out. I take such pride in my fish its heartbreaking when have a situation that's out of your control

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My friend said she will do a water change 2day for me! ???? I'm so pleased!! I will do a larger one again when u get home tomorrow evening. And yes I have told her not to feed them anymore.

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​Jes, did you give her detailed instructions on how to perform the water change and what chemicals to add?

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