Hi everyone, its been a long time since I posted!!
Lately Herbie's tank has been getting white specs of growth on the bottom of his tank a few days after the water change. If I don't have an air line going in his tank the water will get a thick film on the top. I have 2 other bettas who are kept in the same conditions and they do not have this problem... here is some information..
-3 gallon critter keeper
-heater at 82 degrees
-silk plants, no live plants
-I let the gallons of water age at least 24 hrs before water changing
-One week I'll feed Hikari's betta bio gold pellets (3-4 a day) and the next week I'll feed New Life Spectrum betta formula (5-7 a day)
-No live foods
-API's tap water conditioner
-Water change once a week (I know I should change more...)
-His tank is in the sun room, he doesn't get direct sunlight, but the room itself gets a lot more sun than the room with the 2 other bettas.
No I do not have a picture of these white specs. but really, they literally are white specs of growth on the bottom of the tank that sometimes grows up the sides. No specs have been found on the fish itself.
Should I be worried about this? Herbie seems to be doing fine. I have in the past tried soaking everything in very hot water with vinegar. This didn't help. :[