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Old 08-14-2011, 10:55 AM   #1 
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white foam at top of the tank

Hi, recently i noticed that the filter i had made a strong current so i made a baffle to stall the water. i used a filter sponge and stuck it in front of the bag of my whisper 10i. then this white foam came about and accumulates in the corners of my tank. i've done frequent water changes to see if the foam would go away, but it doesn't. i'll probably wind up cleaning my tank to see if it clears up the foam. Although i would like to know if anyone else is having/had this problem before.

Also, the foam doesn't seem to bug Thelonius.
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:16 AM   #2 
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Can you post a picture of it? Are you sure they aren't bubblenests?
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:32 AM   #3 
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here's a picture of the bubbles in the tanks. they seem to only appear on the right hand side over by the heater.
also i have a snail in the tank as well
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Those are bubblenests. Very thick one too.
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if you don't mind, what is a bubblenest and is it bad?
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:25 PM   #6 
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Bettas blow bubblenests when they spawn. The male puts the fertilized eggs in the nest and tends to them until they hatch. Once they hatch the fry hang from the nest until they're big enough to swim on their own.

Male bettas naturally build bubblenests as an instinctual thing. He was probably blowing them all along but because the current was too fast they were being destroyed. When you baffled the filter he was able to build his nest without it being messed up.
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okay, thanks for the information
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:29 PM   #8 
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Bubblenests are usually a good thing, and many of us get so excited to see a freshly blown one greeting us, I know I love to see that.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:17 AM   #9 
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lol i was a little worried that i got soap in my tank
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:15 AM   #10 
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my first betta did that too so i fliped looked it up here i felt like a fool
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