I apoligize if this mesage gets posted more than once as my computer is being dumb and i keep losing it so i will write it for the third time.
You guys helped me many times already but i need help one more time. I was able to get my fish healthy again and got him a new house too. He got a bettabow 2.5 gallon and is doing great. Healthier and happier than ever. He is more active and more colorful than ever before and seems to love his new house. So after a month or more of this i chose to get a few tank mates as was suggested on this site, i tried a shimp and snail. He ate the shrimp after one day(oops) so i sucked up the bits and did a few extra water changes over the next week to help out. Shortly after this when doing my suction of fish poo, which i usually do every couple of days, just to get the solid stuff off the bottom that the filter doesn't get, i noticed a bunch of white debree float up when stirred up. It appears to be tiny white ovals and alot of it, although it doesn't seem to move on its own at all. I have looked very carefully and done more water suctions but it is still there. I have no idea what it is and it only appeared in this last week. Before this the only thing that i was able to suck up was the fish poo. So stumped and i want it gone. I have searched a ton on the net and it doesn't appear to be a critter as it doesn't even seem visable unless you move the sand and the water is crystal clear. I am not over feeding as he only gets to pellets a day, although for a day or two i put in some flakes to help feed the snail but though it might be contributing so i stopped , and have done several more water changes and suctions to try and get it out. Any one have any suggestions? I would really like to go back to the way it was and i want it to be healthy in there and look nice. i am now regretting adding the friends but i am not positive that was the problem, it is just the fact that this is when it was noticed. Please help. (again it looks like a bunch of white flakes and white ovals, very very tiny though and nothing moves when you look at it unless stirred up, but there seems to be more every time i clean it.) Thanks and sorry for the long message