I have a cycled 5 gallon aquarium housing one betta. He has live plants and a piece of driftwood for decor/hiding. He is a very active and healthy little guy.
I do have one issue and I think I know the source. There is a slimey layer at the surface of the water, and when I say slimey, I mean SLIMEY. Whenever I put my fingers into the aquarium to clean, feed, etc, it is difficult to wash off the slime. I am using Jungle water conditioner which (I just noticed) contains aloe vera to "replenish slime coats." I think this is what is causing my "slime" issue.
This brings me to ask, what do you all use as your preferred water conditioner?
I want to stop using the Jungle brand and preferably stay away from conditioners that "replenish slime coats". Thanks for your help in advance!