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Old 05-18-2008, 07:14 AM   #1 
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fuzzy plants

I have three bettas, all of them are in 2 gallon + tanks. I have plastic plants in all of them. I have noticed the last few weeks that the plants are getting fuzzy. i do a complete water change every week and treat with salt, water conditioner and a drop of anti-fungal stuff. The fish are all fine and don't have any fuzzy stuff on them. It only seems to be affecting the plants. I've had it happen in two of the tanks before, and i rinsed the plants under extremely hot water, and they seem to be fine now, but the third tank is now showing fuzzy stuff on the plants.

Any ideas what it is? Or how I can prevent it from happening again?
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:17 AM   #2 
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what color is it. it could be brown algea.
what are the water prams.

just a side note you shouldnt do a 100% water change. it will shock your fish. just 25% every couple of days will do.
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Old 05-18-2008, 02:02 PM   #3 
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the fuzz is white.
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:32 PM   #4 
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Why are you using anti fungal..have you had a problem with fungus in the past?
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I read that you should put a drop of Aqurisol when you do a water change, and the Pimafix i have treats the same things. One of the other fish died from fungus, so as a preventative measure i've been using a drop of the pimafix when doing water changes.
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Old 05-18-2008, 06:01 PM   #6 
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You definitely shouldn't be using something like Pimafix on a regular basis. Sure it's not toxic to your fish, but the stuff just smells so potent that I'm sure they'd be more comfortable without it. Plus, the scientist in me says that continually dosing something like that will make the medication less effective when something resistant comes along. Some people medicate all of their newly-bought fish in their quarantine tanks as a preventative measure, but you shouldn't need to do this for healthy fish in an established aquarium.
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