Should I Clean This Gunk Off?

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Mojo!, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. Mojo!

    Mojo!Valued MemberMember

    You know, some rubbish that will cling on to your filter and heater underwater.
  2. MelloYello

    MelloYelloValued MemberMember

    Yeah I do clean that stuff. But I know some people who just don't care about it. Especially if its just algae, its really not hurting anything... (I think)

    The king of diy thinks it gives a more natural look to aquariums if you leave it on the back of your tank (and Im sure it covers heaters and other things as well)

    But I guess if it is blocking filter intake then you should definitely remove it.
  3. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Yes, but I rarely have to do so anymore.
    I don't get as much algae, or debris onto my equipment.

  4. FishFish221

    FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    Nope. My fish do the cleaning instead.
  5. TwoHedWlf

    TwoHedWlfWell Known MemberMember

    What stuff? Algae? Nah, I don't have any algae.
  6. Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    Nope, but my snails do.
  7. OP

    Mojo!Valued MemberMember

    On my heater that white stuff 15f1aab5af58b989c418257f2890da87.jpg

    Should I clean that
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  8. TwoHedWlf

    TwoHedWlfWell Known MemberMember

    Oh yeah, that gunk. Why would you even think you shouldn't? Yes, clean it off. It's harmless, but it's kinda ugly.
  9. Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    If you don't have snails or shrimp, go for it! It won't hurt anything.
  10. OP

    Mojo!Valued MemberMember

    Also, is it normal for my betta to be less active at night?

    And also how do you clean it?
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  11. Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    Yes, it's normal. They sleep like we do, well kinda.
    Just use your finger and rub it off, or you can use a clean new toothbrush to scrub it off.
  12. OP

    Mojo!Valued MemberMember

    So it's harmless right? Because when I wiped it off it started breaking off and floating everywhere, then sank out of sight
  13. ahmad.echolsValued MemberMember

    Obviously its gonna be less active at night if its been active during the day betta fish are not nocturnal

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