feeding and water quality

swomley93

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I fed my catfish hot dogs last night and woke up to a cloudy tank, pera meters are good nitrates are a little high so I did a water change and then I noticed Ithat was still cloudy has anyone had this happen before with specifically hot dogs?
 

skjl47

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Hello; I never tried hot dogs, but did try raw hamburger once decades ago. After a time there were fat globs in the tank. I guess the meat portion was digested, but the fat apparently did not.

My initial guess is that you have a bacterial bloom and some fine bits of the food or oils.
 
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sayersweb

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Check ammonia levels right away, it is critical to keep ammonia at zero. I'm guessing you are experiencing a mini cycle.
 
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swomley93

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OK I will it's a 55 gallon and I did 2 5 gallon buckets worth of water change so hopefully anything I did wrong was somewhat corrected by that
 

ehh

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I can only imagine the mess they made eating hot dogs.
 

pops

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feed your cats fish food IMHO, tossing processed meats into your tank is asking for fowl water.
 

pops

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sorry not looking to offend, but processed meat for human consumption should never inter your tank,
no harm no fowl, listen learned, :)
 
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