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Old 07-19-2012, 06:58 PM   #11 
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Yeah I rinsed it with hot water everytime I change the water

Could it have been because of the Stress Coat with the Aloe Vera ?

You don't think he has parasites, do you ?
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:08 PM   #12 
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Hm... Do those stringy things move? You know the wormy thing that he tries to eat? And Stress Coat is a really good brand. Most people have it. I don't think it's because of that. If he has internal parasites, he would have white stringy poo. You would know if he has external pests. Sorry that you're going through this. :/
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:22 PM   #13 
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It's like an oily film cover the surface and when I tried to get it off, the white stuff come out from it and my fish tried to eat it. And i can't never figure out what his poo look like so...
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:31 PM   #14 
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I don't know what it is with that sponge bob thing. I've had it in two different tanks and I think I lost two fish to that thing. I left it in a gallon tank for a while just by its self and I got the same film on the top of the water and then it was covered in a fluffy fungus growth (I believe its cumularious). It was disgusting and really thick (1/2 inch in some places). I tossed it in the trash after that. I'd be leery of that thing.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:32 PM   #15 
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OOOooo i know the answer to this!!... so my first betta used to make small bubble nests and it would put a film all over the water... forever i was convinced he was sick and change the water... turns out it was just the result of his bubble nest... non of my new bettas have done it
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:33 PM   #16 
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its not from bubble nests. I have had plenty of bubble nests without a film on the surface.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:35 PM   #17 
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Yeah my male hasn't built any bubble best ever since I got him ;-(
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:39 PM   #18 
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OOooo... well i had one... that would create a film when he did it and he was quite healthy... im sorry i wasn't much help :/ i was thinking maybe it created a film bec my first betta was in a bowl so the water wasn't moving
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:42 PM   #19 
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Yeah... I'm moving him to the 5 gal tank but I'm just afraid the film will stop my fish from breathing and taking oxygen
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:44 PM   #20 
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Protein films are caused by stagnant waters and feeding high protein foods. One way to get rid of the film is to place a paper towel flat on the surface of the water and let it soak it up. The films are harmless, just really irritating. To prevent them, you just need to move the water, either by filter or by an airstone. Just a very gentle ripple movement will work.
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