Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-08-2012, 11:39 AM   #1 
hmckin20
Member
 
hmckin20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: In a pineapple
Weird stuff on top of water

So I've been having a problem with all of my tanks, this unusual film keeps developing on the top of the water. It's clear but fogs up the top really well. The fish can get through it but I tend to break it up whenever I see it, and it disintegrates into little white pieces whenever I do.

Any idea what this is?

My tanks are still in the process of being cycled, also. They're all filtered, and I do 25-40% once a week on them all, they're 10gallons with three betta in each. I use API Stress Coat for the conditioner.

As soon as I find my camera I'll take some pictures for you guys..
hmckin20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2012, 02:30 PM   #2 
DoberMom
Member
 
DoberMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Orange County, Cali
I think that's what they call a protein film. You can clean it by putting a paper towel over the top of the surface and let it touch the film. Then take it out. The film should stick to the paper.
DoberMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2012, 06:03 PM   #3 
Olympia
TFK Moderator
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Guelph, Ontario
That's weird that you have that while running a filter. It normally only forms on water with no surface agitation.
Olympia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 04:25 PM   #4 
popcornprincess
New Member
 
popcornprincess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
i have that also. my tank is not filtered though. the film does not seem to affect my betta. im thinking it is a film of the vinigar i used to clean my tank before putting kayto in. like i said, he does not seem to mind. i have also heard that it could be residue if your betta has a thick slime coat.
popcornprincess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 05:20 PM   #5 
Olympia
TFK Moderator
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Guelph, Ontario
It doesn't really do anything bad, just do the paper towel thing to get rid of it..
Olympia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 08:39 PM   #6 
hmckin20
Member
 
hmckin20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: In a pineapple
ohh okay, awesome, thank you guys. i have dividers that block the rippling of the filter, the film doesn't develop in the sides with the filters, just the other two.
glad to know this is harmless. thank you so much (:
hmckin20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
weird stuff on bettas face? thegameksk Betta Fish Care 14 08-20-2010 08:41 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.