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  1. Gray/White Film on Betta?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, long time no posty here (which is good, because hey, diseases suck!) I picked up a new betta boy today from Petco. He looked fine in the store, but now that I've got him home and under a light, it appears like he has some kind of grayish/whitish film all over him. He has what looks...
  2. White cloudy film on water surface... Help!

    Betta Fish Care
    I currently have a male betta in a 1.5 gallon tank that stays roughly between 75-80 degrees with no filter or air stone. I use Zoo Med Betta H2O Conditioner and feed him two Aqueon Betta Food pellets daily, making sure he eats them instead of letting them fall to the bottom. These conditions...
  3. Thick film on water surface?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi! I am a beginning Betta keeper. I have a halfmoon male betta whom is for now, being kept in a one gallon unfiltered bowl. There is a thick film on the water top. So bad it can be difficult for him too grab his food from the surface. I have never seen this before, I have kept Betta in the past...
  4. Film on water

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    There is a thin cloudy film on my water. It's a 10 gallon divided in two. There are currently a male and female betta on each side. I bleached & soaked my tank & all the décor in there three times but it came back. My fish are acting normally and don't seem to be affected. One male even blew a...
  5. Strange film on the surface of the water

    Betta Fish Care
    I went over to one of my tanks to do a water change and when I removed the lid I noticed that there was a strange film on the surface of the water. I am very familiar with protein film on tanks but this film looked different. It's was shiny and look almost like a soap like film! I immediately...
  6. Weird tank issues

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Please look in my album "Tank Problems" of this link: Issue 1: I don't have sand in my tank, and I feed my fish pellets, so where can this weird sand looking thing of the bottom of the tank be? It's a 5 gallon tank, and I have done many water...
  7. Suspicious of cotton fin fungus

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This morning I was checking in on my crowntail betta, Vincent, this is when I started to notices some white flecks on his tail fins. This is actually new. I have moved to college had had done his second full water change yesterday since our move. I have always had issues with his tank as...
  8. Weird gunky film in tank + Pale betta

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello all, seems my DTHM Leo just can't catch a break lately (finally named him). Now his tank has this weird film at the top of the water that eventually gets heavy enough to sink and get attached to the plastic plants and rock hut I have for him. I'm not sure what it is but I almost want to...
  9. Live Plans in Tank= film on surface and goo

    Planted Betta Tanks
    :oops: Well, first when i got my betta, Finn, I had put one live plant in there because i heard it helps with the cycling and overall water quality. Then the more i read about bettas i heard they love lots of things to hide in! So, I went out a bought 3-4 new live plants. After a month or so of...
  10. Film on top of tank?

    Betta Fish Care
    There is what seems like a clear or white film that appears on only 2 of my four tanks. I have heaters in all of them and clean them every 2 days or so. I also do partial water changes on the off days. My fish are healthy and moving around but the film appears and doesn't go away until I change...
  11. Film on top of water?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone, I know there are similar questions to this, but I haven't seen an answer that seems fits my criteria. One of my betta fish's tank constantly gets a weird film on top of his water. He hasn't always had this, but just over the past few weeks. It starts appearing about a day after I...
  12. Weird film on the surface of betta's water?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I've seen multiple posts about this odd "protein buildup" issue, but it is usually for people who don't have a filter (like my 1.5 gal, I see it there all the time) & tanks with very little current... The 5 gal I am currently cycling, I have removed the airstone & pump because it was too...
  13. Weird film on the top of the water

    Betta Fish Care
    I'm noticing a film on top of my betta's water just a day of having gotten him. He has a Tetra Whisper 3i filter in his 1 gallon aquarium so I wonder how this is possible. It's only been a day, so It's hard to believe that It's time for a water change. Any help? -Thanks.
  14. ut oh..

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had my fish stitch for about 7 months! He has been so healthy and I take pretty good care of him I like to think, most people think its crazy i spend so much time and energy to care for my little man, but what can I say! I love him! Anyways today, I came home and went straight to my tank...
  15. What's wrong with my fish?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So i'm new to the whole betta thing. My mom has one and i absolutely loved it, so a friend of mine bought me my own betta about 3 weeks ago. I got him a 1 gallon tank and put rocks and soft plastic plants in it that i was told would be safe for his fins. I've been doing a partial (1/3 to a...