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Old 11-01-2011, 10:21 PM   #1 
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Bloom in Betta Jars

I have been having some issues with a thin film of bloom on the water surface in my Betta jars. Does anyone know what causes it and how to get rid of it?

Doesn't mater how much water I change, including 100% water change. It still comes back in a couple of days.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:48 PM   #2 
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Are your tanks heated and filtered?
It will happen in cold water.
Adding a heater or aerating the water with git rid of it.
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Are your tanks heated and filtered?
It will happen in cold water.
Adding a heater or aerating the water with git rid of it.
The room is about 72 degree, and I have about 40 jars (beanie cases) filled with juveniles, so adding heaters or filters are not convenient.

Any other way to get rid of it?
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:01 PM   #4 
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That's pretty cold for bettas anyway!

You could heat them with one heater if you put the jars in a larger tub filled partially with water. The water in the large tub can be safely heated and the warm water would transfer into warming the fish, making the yucky bloom go away(and keeping the bettas warmer and healthier) while only costing one heater
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That's pretty cold for bettas anyway!

You could heat them with one heater if you put the jars in a larger tub filled partially with water. The water in the large tub can be safely heated and the warm water would transfer into warming the fish, making the yucky bloom go away(and keeping the bettas warmer and healthier) while only costing one heater
Great idea!!! Thanks.

Welcome any other ideas, too:)
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:05 PM   #6 
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I used to live in TX and had the luxury of being able to keep bettas without heaters because of the temperature... except during winter.
During colder months.. when I had 30+ bettas I would use the method mentioned by purplemuffin for some of the fish and for others I would put them under heating lamps... kept them nice and warm!
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No problem! Its just basically like floating a betta and acclimating them to water..only you're floating a lot of them, and not putting them in the big tub! Heat lamps work good too! I agree! :D Just make sure to watch the temps
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Yah i was gonna say, make sure u have a thermometer.
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