Fish waste

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What is it?[edit | edit source]

Fish waste is the organic stuff that comes out of your freshwater or marine fish.

Freshwater fish[edit | edit source]

The nitrogen excreted breaks down into ammonia and ammonium and if not removed will soon cause the ill health and eventually death of the fish. This is prevented by the use of nitrifying bacteria in a filter which eats the nitrogen.

Marine fish[edit | edit source]

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keywords: ureic, urine