Does bacterial bloom affect fish health?

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Rocksor replied the topic: Re:Does bacterial bloom affect fish health?

A heterotrophic bacterial bloom will reduce the oxygen in the tank. You will need numbers from a liquid test to determine more of what is going on.

Normal recommended amount of water to change is anything to keep nitrates below 20ppm, from 50% to 90% per week.

did you just turn the light on in your tank to take a picture early in the morning? Or was this oscar recently confronting the firemouth in your tank? Oscars lose their dark color during a chage in mood.

What water conditioner are you using?
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Sockfuzz replied the topic: Re:Does bacterial bloom affect fish health?

I just turned the light on to take the pictures before I left. I've never seen them go after each other so I'm not sure if that's what happened? I'm going to pick up a liquid test after work to check it out. As for the conditioner I'm not 100% off the top of my head. I'll post when I'm home
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re:Does bacterial bloom affect fish health?

while oscars sleep they do fade in color, i've seen my past oscars dark coloring fade to a yellowish white or cream color when sleeping.
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Sockfuzz replied the topic: Re:Does bacterial bloom affect fish health?

I hope that's all it is. I'll keep you posted as I make progress. Very much appreciated!
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Sockfuzz replied the topic: Re:Does bacterial bloom affect fish health?

So I came home and he's back to black and orange and seems fairly happy. The water is a lot more clear, but still a little cloudy. He seems to go a little white when we come into the room and turn the light on. Guess he doesn't like me much :P
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Goranothos replied the topic: Does bacterial bloom affect fish health?

When in doubt, do a water change. :)

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Sockfuzz replied the topic: Re:Does bacterial bloom affect fish health?

Because of the bloom, when should I change my water again before my normal routine?
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Does bacterial bloom affect fish health?

Goranothos wrote: When in doubt, do a water change. :)


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If I were you I'd do daily w/cs until the water is clear, then more daily w/cs until nitrate <10ppm (once you get the kit you'll be able to check), then after that resume a w/c routine that keeps nitrates always below 20
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Sockfuzz replied the topic: Re:Does bacterial bloom affect fish health?

Sounds good! Thanks everyone
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