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Old 04-10-2011, 02:33 PM   #1 
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Arrow Shedding Slime Coat?

My Betta Pepper seems to be shedding his slime coat. I was just wondering what would cause this because it's been happening for a week or two now, usually right after I change his water which is about every other day. Just thought I would ask about it now because this white-ish slime stuff seems to be coming off more now. I'm positive its not cotton-mouth or anything because it comes off in the water and it usually gone within a day or two. Just seems more excessive this time.

But anyways, just wondering what could cause this. I do use conditioned water, pre-mixing it in a gallon jug. He's in a 2.5 Critter Keeper and the heater keeps the water between 76*F and 78*F.

This didn't seem like an emergency so I posted here. He still eats well and is very active.
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:36 PM   #2 
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What brand of water conditioner do you use?
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:12 PM   #3 
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I use Tetra AquaSafe and have used it ever since I have bought him.
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I was wondering because Stresscoat made my water icky and white stuff was hanging off of my betta. That was when I got my first betta, then I switched to Aquasafe and I didn't have that problem.
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:46 AM   #5 
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I'm thinking it might have something to do with the warmer water. It's gotten pretty warm here the past few weeks so the water temp is around 78-80*F instead of the usually 76*F. Or he could just have some weird condition. Either way I'm glad it's not bothering him at all.
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