Is fish medication meant to colour the water?

Question by Catherine: Is fish medication meant to colour the water?
I added some medication to the water in my fish tank today, the water is green. .

Is it supposed to do that?

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Answer by nikgy71
yes there usualy green or blue depending on what you put in but the best medication is salt

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2 thoughts on “Is fish medication meant to colour the water?

  • November 6, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Different medications will create different colors, and some won’t dye the water at all. If the water is green, you probably used a medication containing malachite green, which WILL stain the silicone (sealant) as well as any plastic or acrylic it comes in contact with. Methylene blue and copper sulfate will turn the water blue, and have the same affect on silicone and acrylic. Metronidazole tends to taint the water yellow, but doesn’t stain.

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  • November 7, 2013 at 12:14 am

    yes the colour is added on purpose after a few days the colour fades this is when you should do a 50% water change and reboost the medication.

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