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Old 12-27-2010, 06:13 PM   #1 
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An Odd Substance In Muh Tank

Howdy, fellow Bettamaniacs!

I've recently noticed the formation of odd wispy... stuff, in my tank. It looks almost like strands of cotton and have no idea what it is, though I can't imagine it's anything good.

Any ideas what this gooey visitor could be and what it wants?
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:15 PM   #2 
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It could just be hair algae.
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:19 PM   #3 
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what color is it and is it attached to anything-location of it in your tank...can you post a pic?
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:31 PM   #4 
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It sounds like excess slime coat...my veil tail gets it in his tank all the time...what kind of water additives are you using? How much?
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:15 PM   #5 
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Wow, thank you for the incredibly fast feedback! I wasn't expecting anything for a few hours at the earliest. :D

@Oldfishlady It's clear-ish, almost like mucous (eww!) I'll put a few pictures below of it in two locations, attached to a strand of java moss at the bottom of my castle and one on a strand of java moss resting on a java fern.

@Tsuhei I don't add any chemicals to my tank, other then the conditioner that gets put in water for water changes.

Here are the images:


[IMG=http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2783/dsc00274m.th.jpg][/IMG]
[IMG=http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4742/dsc00275p.th.jpg][/IMG]

Edit: Sorry about the lack of thumbnails for the two images; I'm not sure why a thumbnail isn't popping up. : /

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Old 12-28-2010, 03:13 AM   #6 
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That definitely looks like excess slime coat...the stuff that sticks to your fish and he/she naturally produces...just use a straw to siphon it out in between water changes...no biggie
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Tsuhei, thank you for the reassurance that a calamity isn't imminent. I'll snatch it out right away with my handy-dandy aquarium grabber thingie. :)
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