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Old 07-12-2013, 11:22 PM   #1 
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White growth on sand?

Hello, I was wondering if anyone here would be able to identify a type of white growth that seems to be growing on the bottom of my does not move like any type of clear living organism would, and looks seemingly like some type of white algae almost. The tank is going through a 7 day medicine cycle for my betta's fin rot disease, so I don't want to have to go and remove this white stuff until that's over unless it's harmful to my fish.

I'll try to add some pics of it later, but cannot right now; figured getting the question up would be top priority. Thanks for any help you can give. :)
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:30 PM   #2 
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What do you mean by medicine cycle? If the fish is still in the tank, he could be shedding his slime coat in reaction to the medication (that's what mine did).
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:43 PM   #3 
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The directions say to put the medicine in daily for a week; that week period where I'm putting the medicine in is what I mean by medicine cycle.

Got a pretty good pic of it, although there is much less of it in the other parts of the's a 10 gallon btw, not sure if it's relevant or not;


By the amount of it, I don't think it would be shedding.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:00 AM   #4 
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What med are you using? I've been using maracyn & I've had white fuzzy stuff in my tank, I just vac it up. My VT has fin rot & I've been doing every other day water changes to make sure his water stays clean. If you're using a powder like maracyn that could be causing it.
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