Is This A Bubble Nest? If So Who Made It?

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Hello ladies and gentlemen.
Last night I was doing a PWC in my 46 gallon tank and I noticed a lot of bubbles along the front of my tank, but didn't pay much attention to them.

This morning when I fed my fish, I noticed another cluster of bubbles between an uprooted plant that was floating.

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Is somebody making a bubble nest? If so, who could it be?

My stock is:
3 Silver Hatchet Fish (will make 6)
3 Marble Hatchet Fish (will rehome to allow room for 3 more Silver Hatchets)
1 Guppy (male)
12 Neon Tetra
2 Otocinclus
4 Peppered Corydoras (will get 2 more)
1 Bolivian Ram
2 Amano shrimp

I am guessing that it was either the Silver or Marble Hatchet fish. I know they like floating plants and I have seen them swimming between uprooted plants, but I also know that breeding those fish in captivity is extremely difficult.

Could it not be a bubble nest and just accumulated air?

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I did read that sometimes corys make bubble nests so my guess would be cory
 
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Fanatic said:
No air stone in the tank?
I have one, but removed from the tank 3 weeks ago. My tank is planted with:
Amazon Sword
Anubias nana
Water Onions
Italian Vals
Cardinal Plant
Purple Temple
Java Moss
Blyxa Japonica
Eleocharis Acicularis

Should I put the air pump/air stone back?
 

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JoeCamaro said:
I have one, but removed from the tank 3 weeks ago. My tank is planted with:
Amazon Sword
Anubias nana
Water Onions
Italian Vals
Cardinal Plant
Purple Temple
Java Moss
Blyxa Japonica
Eleocharis Acicularis

Should I put the air pump/air stone back?
No, you don’t have to. I always recommend them, because they look good, and help the fish breathe.
 
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appcontrol said:
I did read that sometimes corys make bubble nests so my guess would be cory
That's interesting. I woukd have never guessed.
 

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JoeCamaro said:
That's interesting. I woukd have never guessed.
I am not sure but I did read on few sites they do that, I don't know why really and it's not for breedeing, for sure.
 
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appcontrol said:
I am not sure but I did read on few sites they do that, I don't know why really and it's not for breedeing, for sure.
Mine have bred before. I got eggs a few times and 2 actually hatched, but died. I never saw bubbles before.
 
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Thunder_o_b said:
Yes. You will soon have baby bubbles swimming in there

Seriously though, corys are not bubble nest builders.
What?! I do not know how to care for baby bubbles! Better start reading.

Too funny.
 

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Without aeration/circulation, it is possible for small bubbles to accumulate. They hang around because the biofilm at the surface is not disturbed. Sources could actually be the plants, or decaying material in the substrate.
 
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chromedome52 said:
Without aeration/circulation, it is possible for small bubbles to accumulate. They hang around because the biofilm at the surface is not disturbed. Sources could actually be the plants, or decaying material in the substrate.
The HOB filter provides circulation, right? Or coukd it be not enough?
 

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HOB circulation is usually enough, but if the floating plants provide an area sheltered from the surface current, they can still accumulate. Also, any splash from the filter could be helping to form the bubbles.
 

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