Hey guys and gals!
I'm a soon-to-be first time betta owner (excluding a neglected short-lived fish as a kid:/ ), and want to make sure that I'm setting the little guy up right this time, to be happy and healthy.
I've got a 5 gal. Fluval Spec V aquarium, I followed the instructions and tap-rinsed all the parts and decor and everything. (Initial setup pic below; the li'l guy has a greco-roman mansion, haha). Tank filtered and has a heater set at 77°F.
To cut to the chase; it's been two days and my water still has a touch of cloudiness that appeared after the initial setup. It's not to the degree of the posts I've seen about "milky cloudy water" where the explanation is a bacterial bloom.
It's a subtle change. Almost too little to even notice over pictures. And a slight film on top, that looks like floating dandruff (but the "flakes" are clear).
So: Is this normal bacterial bloom? It seems a little light opposed to the descriptions I've seen. I dropped a Marimo moss ball in the second day. Is this a normal "bloom?" Is it something else, harmful? Should I change the water? Suggestions?