hey everyone! I'm sorry I didn't know where to post this so I thought maybe here would be ok.
I really don't know what to do about this tank anymore I this is the last thing I needed to happen. already had enough with ER's and whatnot with my health I just got back from the hospital and now I'm concerned with the health and well-being of my fish after what happened today. I really just need all this to be fixed so things can go back to normal. at this point I don't need to be worrying about more things than I have to and I just want to relax and get better.
I've been having tank problems since August so I took apart the 10 gal and my Betta was put in a 5 gal to treat his disease. He's now almost done with treatment and back to his normal self with a few problems but for the most part he's doing well with recovery. so I was hoping to get him back into his 10 gal with all his plants and decor since he's been in an empty 5 gal Im sure he's bored and can't wait to have something to do lol so I put the 10 gal back together with new plants and decor. and some old decor that was still in good condition.
the problem came this week when I noticed something weird with my fern and plants. someone told me it was normal so I let it go. today I went to clean the 10 gal to get it ready for my betta to find my plants and decor COVERED in this blue fuzzy mold and the water smelled AWFUL! I immediately took out the moldy fern Im sure was producing the stuff and rinsed my plants and decor I saw covered in the mold. took out some other decor that smelled like latex paint and threw that out and when I did a 50% water change I went to pour the new water in and ALL this mold went EVERYWHERE! I'm guessing it grew on the gravel to.
more unknown growths in my tank and I don't know what it is, how to get rid of it, or if it's harmful to my betta. so I don't want to put him back in that tank until I know whats going on and what happened. I don't want him getting sick again or dying because of this stuff.
I really want to have him in back in his 10 gal this weekend after he's done with his epsom salt treatment in the other tank.
can anyone help in identifying whats going on and how to stop it? I really just want my tank back to normal and safe for my fish ):
I'm not sure what caused it but I would like to find out what happened and how to prevent these outburst of mold and stuff.
my tank isn't cycled yet but I do plan to cycle with Tetra-Safe Start Plus when my betta is back in the tank. the filter is running though and I've been keeping the water clean with water changes. any idea what happened? or what may of caused this? and how to prevent it?