OMG im freakin out here... ok so ive had cloudy water for the past couple of days.. my tank is about a month and a half old, just introduced plants a week ago. I have zebra danios, neons, ghost shrimp and bamboo shrimp. I have a 20/25 gallon tank with 2 27 watt CFL bulbs. All tank parameters are normal.
So as i said ive had simi cloudy water for about 2 or 3 days now, just thought it was a bactiria bloom. Well i turned lights out for ohhh about 3 or 4 hours tonight, and turned them back on cause i noticed a plant floating and im kinda anal about that stuff... well much to my suprize, my tank looked totatly different
First off, i have white specs on my glass, dont know if its hydra, or rotifers. as they are ALSO on my BAMBOO SHRIMP... those are my fav in the tank and i hope it is not hurting them. How can i get this off of my shrimp? sorry no pics, my camera cant take clear enough ones, but it is white, and has a stem and a bell looking thing on the end of it.
Second, i found one of my 2 oto's dead, and bloated, extreamly bloated. If he ate this stuff, is this what caused his death? I also found one of my danios with NO MOUTH? WTH....it was just a big hole were is jaw should have been. Not suprizingly he was not doing to well, very inactive.
Third, my tetras look very glazed over, and one of them has this white stuff grownig on him.. not in spots, but is this ich? I am sooooo fusterated right now. It amazes me that all this happend in a matter of hours, and with lights out, should i keep them on..
PPPLLLEEEAAAZZEEEE any help...