I’m a novice Betta Mama but so far, Noddle and I have always overcome our tank troubles together but we definitely need some help now!
I was about to start my weekly water change on my cycled Fluval Spec V tank when I noticed this strange white stringy buildup in the return nozzle. I broke down my tank and this stuff is on everything. When you disturb the matter, it breaks down in small pieces and some float while some sink. My Pump was also caked in this stuff. I scrubbed everything down in the old water during the water change.
Does anyone happen to know what this might be? White algae, bacteria bloom or a fungus?
I have a heater, InTank media box with polisher floss, Purigen, chemi-pure elite, and Fluval Biomax. I treat the water with Seachem Prime and pristine with water changes and add stability approximately once a month.
My levels are as follows: PH: 7.0 Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 and Nitrate: 0.
I have one Male Betta (Noodle) and 6 marimo balls. I have multiple aquarium soft silk plants, two Betta hide out decorations and a clamp gooseneck light. The tank is not near direct sunlight and the water temp is normally rocking a steady 79 degrees reading.
Noodle does not appear to have any physical appearance changes or changes in behavior. He’s still swimming along making his large bubble nests.
We had a pretty bad bacteria bloom a few months ago and it didn’t look like this at all. We were able to overcame it with advice from my local aquarium store. The store has since closed so we need your help! Any ideas or input would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!