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Old 02-26-2011, 10:14 AM   #1 
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Question Slime? Ick?

Hey everyone. I woke up this morning and I went to look at my boy Alejandro's tank. I had cleaned it two days ago because the same thing happened, but now it's happening again. I don't know if it's a normal thing, but his water is slighly foggy, and when I go up to his tank to have a closer look at him, there's like little slime strings. They're kinda white/transparent, and they're just floating around his tank. I have no idea what it is... I've treated his water and I made sure there were no traces of his old water in there because it was exactly the same situation.

Does anyone know what this is?
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:29 AM   #2 
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How is the Betta acting and eating?

How big is the tank, how much and how often are the water changes, water temp, filter, live plants, additives used, any tank mates.....
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:34 AM   #3 
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How is the Betta acting and eating?

How big is the tank, how much and how often are the water changes, water temp, filter, live plants, additives used, any tank mates.....

Alejandro acts completely normal. No bad eating habits or ignoring food. He acts like all the other bettas I have, it's just the water. I usually change the water 1-2 weeks.

I haven't been able to get him any ornaments yet, so it's just a 1.5 gal with some pebbles at the bottom. I don't feed him much, and when I do, it's once a day. No tank ,mates either.

His water temp is somewhere around 75-80.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:41 AM   #4 
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ive seen those in chewies tank.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:41 AM   #5 
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It sounds more like a water quality issue that will start to effect the fish in time...good that he is still acting and eating okay....

In a 1.5gal unfiltered tank I would increase your water changes to 1-50% and 1-100% a week.....in the smaller tanks and that is fine by the way....need twice weekly water changes to maintain water quality....

Stable water temp in the 76-80F range

Good varied diet fed in small frequent meals
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:01 PM   #6 
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My fish Yomi has this in his tank as well! But I think it is because he is not well. I am doing partial water changes every day until this stuff stops growing. I have no idea what it is either.
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:22 PM   #7 
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My fish Yomi has this in his tank as well! But I think it is because he is not well. I am doing partial water changes every day until this stuff stops growing. I have no idea what it is either.
Partial water changes will never get rid off the ammonia, you need to be doing at least one 100% change a week,
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It sounds like normal biofilm to me. Just remove it. No biggie.
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Partial water changes will never get rid off the ammonia, you need to be doing at least one 100% change a week,
I actually had the water checked an my ammonia levels were completely fine.

Perhaps it is a bio film, I just hope it is not dangerous.
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I actually had the water checked an my ammonia levels were completely fine.

Perhaps it is a bio film, I just hope it is not dangerous.
Nope. It's not dangerous.
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