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Hey, quick question about the title, obviously. I was cleaning my girl's tank on Monday. I think I over fed her, and she puked up her worm. It flooded her tank with ammonia, which was easy to remove, I had to clean her tank again but I want to know, will that destroy her cycle? Like, it can't crash her tank cycle, can it? She only puked once. She's had 2, 75% water changes since. Her water quality is good, I've been checking it every night. So this happened on Monday, it's Thursday now where I am. Do I need to be this cautious? I fed her today for the first time since throwing up, she's fine. Ate, needed no encouragement to do so. Just a bad day on Monday, I guess.
 

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my axie did the same thing 3 months ago and his tanks stayed cycled. and it had no ill side effects on him.
 

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Oh good, thank you. She didn't have time to digest the worm much, I think I fed her and she puked within the hour, I cleaned it up as soon as I saw it, so it couldn't have been in the tank for more than an hour. I had to clean her gills, she had stuff in them. Could that have burned her? Like, the stomach acid?
 

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Oh good, thank you. She didn't have time to digest the worm much, I think I fed her and she puked within the hour, I cleaned it up as soon as I saw it, so it couldn't have been in the tank for more than an hour. I had to clean her gills, she had stuff in them. Could that have burned her? Like, the stomach acid?
i don't think i could burn her because it would just get carried away in the water. mine was fine.
 

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Oh good. She's continuing to do well. Tested her parameters, her filters are doing their job. Every now and then she has a clear, slime-like fluff behind her gills, almost like she was eating sand and it gets caked in her gills. I know it's sand mixed with like, her mucus or whatever. I wonder if that irritated her. I usually do not feed her above her sand but I know it happens if she misses the worm, she just goes to town after it.

Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it immensely. Was quite worried for a bit there.
 
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