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Missing Tetras and Cloudy Water (HELP!)

So 2 days ago I did a 50% WC, and might have caused a shock for the few tetras inside the tank (my mistake!). Yesterday I saw 2 of my tetras went missing, but the other seemed fine, I looked everywhere in the tank and I can't find them/their remains (My tank is heavily hardscaped and the rocks are glued together so it is impossible to move the rocks to search for it without tearing the whole tank apart). Today, the water went hazy although the other tetras (which none went missing again), and plants (mosses, cuba, and buces) are doing fine. I suppose this might be caused by the bacteria bloom due to the dead fish? and should I be worried? What is the best thing I could do to stop the clouding/prevent any damage to the plants/fishes?

My NH3/NH4+ test kit ran out during the cycling phase around 2 months ago, ordered it a few days ago and it should arrive this afternoon or tomorrow.

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it would probably be good to do a preventative water change, the recent one might have had a negative impact and the missing/dead fish might cause an issue

just to understand, what size tank and what stocking do you have?

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it would probably be good to do a preventative water change, the recent one might have had a negative impact and the missing/dead fish might cause an issue

just to understand, what size tank and what stocking do you have?
Thanks for the reply,
15 gallons with 8 Tetras (now 6 Tetras)
However, the tank went cloudier today than yesterday. The NH4+/NH3 Test Kit arrived, tested it immediately and it shows 0ppm. tested the NO2 also 0ppm. Is there any way I can do to quickly remove the cloudiness? should I do a big WC? I am thinking about purchasing Seachem Stability, would it be any help to my problem?
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Is it a green haze or a white one?
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Is it a green haze or a white one?
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Definitely white haze
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bacteria boom, you can increase water aeration to accelerate the cycle. do you have air pump? use it if you have one.


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Yea, probably got a couple “Fuzz Fish” stuck in rocks somewhere. Sounds like tank is taking care of ammonia but they are releasing rotting organics into water. They’ll probably be gone in a week. Might try a turkey baster and blow in between rocks see if you can blow them out and net them. Turkey baster is nice to have to blow between rocks and push detritus out before you do water changes/cleaning anyway, one of best tools a aquarist can own.

Their basically what is known as chemoheterotrophic bacteria, they use oxidized minerals in water as their energy source and feed on any lesser organisms or organic waste they can find as food source. You can either deprive them of energy source or starve them of food. A big bag of activated carbon for a couple weeks would probably help a lot in removing their food source.
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A few days ago I added air stone with a timer that turns on at night, yesterday, the water cleared up completely. Thanks for the advice!
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