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Old 12-29-2011, 10:14 AM   #1 
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Question Slime at the surface?

Yesterday I noticed a thin layer of slimy looking stuff at the surface of the water in my 2.5 gallon with my betta. When he eats his food from the surface, he leaves a "hole" in the slimy layer. I have plants in there, I use water conditioner, I do full water changes every four days or so. I was just wondering if this is harmful to my fish? And what is it??
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:20 AM   #2 
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While I'm not sure if it's harmful to bettas, I used to keep shrimps that couldn't have a filter and ended up with a thin layer of "slime" as well. If you have nothing that would move the surface of the water it is likely to be stagnation related. It can be broken up easily and skimmed off.

It can also begin to smell if you don't remove it. I wish I could offer more information.
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:44 PM   #3 
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What kind of water conditioner do you use? Because some "promote slime growth". Paper towel will wipe it up probably...
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I'm using Betta Bowl Plus and it says it "promotes natural slime coat production." Thanks guys, I was just worried because it looked weird! I'll probably try using a paper towel to wipe it up. :D
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