Jose S asked in PetsFish · 1 decade ago

Fishes and tap water?

Well...someone decided to place my goldfishes in freaking tap water! its one of those 95 gallon fish tank..

it was only for ten minutes but my fish already seem to be getting puffy

just staying at the bottom which isnt normal..

and thats after i placed them in purified water

is there anything i can do to make them better?


I did not make this friend did it while i was away from the room..

11 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Tap water is actually better for your fish but you must "condition the water". You cannot just toss your fish in tap water without using "tap water conditioner", which removes chlorine, chloramines, and heavy metals (zinc). Purified water in inferior to tap water because tap water has minerals in it that are essential to fish's immune system.

    Source(s): fish hobbiest
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Tap water and fish are like oil and water - they don't mix well. You did a good thing to move your fish from the tapwater.

    Add dechlorinator to the tank, at the recommended dose, Also add Stress Coat, and a bit of tonic if you have any.

    Feed your fish a little less than what you normally feed.

    It's a waiting game hereafter. Your fish should recover soon. If not, seek help from a vet or fish supplier.

    Good luck

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well, purified water does not have any mineral in it. It is better for the fish to ues tap water that you have added water conditioner to. Adding some stress coat will help them recover.

  • 1 decade ago

    Add Tetra Aquasafe water purifier

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  • Erika
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    do no longer use spring water, it must be harming the fish. Use faucet water, and purchase some chlorine neautraliser out of your community puppy shop to do away with chlorine from the faucet water. Whoever advised you that fish want spring water does not seem to nicely known plenty approximately fish, get it out of the spring water, it does no longer be stable for it.

  • 1 decade ago

    Goldfish can't live with tap water, u can add stress coat/ water conditioner, Anti-ammonia, and do water tests Hope ur fish will be ok

  • 1 decade ago

    one of the best products you can us is Tetra Aquasafe water purifier.

    basically, you CAN use tap water, just follow the directions on how many teaspoons per gallon and your water will be ready to go!! its great!!

    Source(s): i use this stuff for my fish aquarium
  • You can't put fish in tap water?

    Jeez...So that's why my fish never lasted long.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    buy some medicine then put it in the water thats all i did with mine

  • 1 decade ago

    You can add a slime layer protection to the water.

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