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Hello! I added 2 ferts tabs to my 10 gal tank last night, and today, the water is very cloudy. I'm worried about the well-being of my betta. Can anyone give me some advice? I appreciate your help. The cloudy picture looks cloudier in person.
 

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Which brand of substrate tabs did you use? Did you disturb the gravel much when you inserted them?
 

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I am not familiar with that brand. From reading the information linked, it seems the tabs dissolve in a few hours. It is possible that this released excess nutrient into the water. I wold make sure the tab is well buried, and not disturbed.

As for the effect on the Betta, this is likely nothing to worry about. The cloudiness may be a bacterial bloom (caused by the release of the nutrients/organics). Bacterial blooms are usually harmless, though they can over time cause ammonia to increase. If this were me, I would probably do a partial water change and then monitor things.
 
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Thank you so much for your input, Byron! I thought i might do a partial change, too, but i'll wait a day to see if it clears.
 

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