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Old 03-01-2012, 04:07 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Help!?!?!?!?!?!

There is a strange film on top of my bettas tank. I've noticed it before and when I did I did a 100% change but now it is back I have no idea what it is but its scaring me, I'm afraid this "film" might hurt my betta in some way. Any ideas on what it is or how I can prevent it from coming back. *PICS INCLUDED*

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Housing
What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78 f
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets/blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets a day/ sometimes a worm

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 25% 3 days/ 100% weekly

What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water purifier
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:38 PM   #2 
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please anyone??

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Old 03-01-2012, 04:55 PM   #3 
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i have the same thing but sadly im not sure what it is either. i just put him in his new tank yesterday
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:59 PM   #4 
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It's protein film. It's harmless, just ugly.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:38 PM   #5 
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It's protein film. It's harmless, just ugly.
so its not bad at all??
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:48 AM   #6 
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No, it's perfectly normal, especially in tanks without filtration to break it up.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:52 AM   #7 
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You can lay a paper towel on the surface and it will absorb a lot of it.
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