What The Fuzz?

  1. freckspecks

    freckspecks Valued Member Member

    Hi, All!

    Can anyone tell me what's growing on my betta's heater (and leaves)? I'm wondering if it's dangerous, how to prevent it, how to clean it off, etc.

    Thanks in advance for your feedback.

    (PS: Sugar, said Betta, lives in a 5-gallon tank...recently moved from a 2.5. She's got a mix of artificial and real plants, just as an FYI.)

    Fuzz.jpg Sugar.jpg
  2. BReefer97

    BReefer97 Well Known Member Member

    It's probably a white algae or a type of fungus. I doubt either are harmful to your fish, but you just need to scrub it off and do water changes. It will probably keep coming back for a while, but increase the aeration of the tank if you can and keep changing the water.