White Foam???

Sakana魚
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What is this? What causes it?
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Mary765
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Do you have snails in your tank?

Do your fish seem stressed at all?
 
Sakana魚
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Otto1
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Medications?
 
Sakana魚
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Mary765
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Any chance you got soap in there? Do the bubbles have an oily sheen?

Wait you said betta right? Is the betta still alive?

In that case it's probably just a betta bubble nest, nothing to worry about!
 
Sakana魚
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Any chance you got soap in there? Do the bubbles have an oily sheen?
No chance with soap I do water changes with a gallon water jug that sits on the tank when I am done.
 
Milliemae124
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Yes I agree with Mary, it’s probably just a bubble nest
 
Sakana魚
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Wait you said betta right? Is the betta still alive?

In that case it's probably just a betta bubble nest, nothing to worry about!
Yup hes alive and well . Jeez he has been busy then. I am gonna assume the filter is what pushed it into looking like foam? He hasn't made any nests since he was in the breeder net in my main tank and it wasn't anything to write home about.
 
Culprit
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I'd say its the biofilm causing bubbles as the water falls down into it. It doesn't really look like a betta bubble nest.
 
Sakana魚
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I'd say its the biofilm causing bubbles as the water falls down into it. It doesn't really look like a betta bubble nest.
What is biofilm?

I'm gonna try and get a better picture of it
 
Culprit
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Basically little bacteria that builds up on the surface of your water. It builds up other places too, shrimp and otos eat it.
 
Sakana魚
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Mary765
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I got similar looking bubbles on the edge of my tank but in smaller quantities. I attribute it to biofilm and the large amount of bubbles and fast water in my tank!
 
musserump09
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Sakana魚
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Mary765
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No not yet. But the flourite/flormax did come from my planted tank.

Is the biofilm anything to worry about?

Nah, It's actually pretty healthy as a food and as an ecosystem.
 
BBnL
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Any chance you have municipal water with something new in it? Mine jumps up w ammonia periodically this winter. No foam....but that's just one chemical.
 
Mary765
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Any chance you have municipal water with something new in it? Mine jumps up w ammonia periodically this winter. No foam....but that's just one chemical.

Do you live in the uk?
 
mattgirl
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You could minimize the bubbles by filling the tank up to just barely below the output of your filter and then add an air stone if you don't already have one in there.
 
Sakana魚
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You could minimize the bubbles by filling the tank up to just barely below the output of your filter and then add an air stone if you don't already have one in there.
As long as its not hurting anything it doesn't bother me. I will be taking apart the tank soon anyways to change the substrate and add plants.
Do you live in the uk?
No the usa
 
mattgirl
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As long as its not hurting anything it doesn't bother me. I will be taking apart the tank soon anyways to change the substrate and add plants.

No the usa
I understand. I don't think it is a problem at all.
 
Rojer Ramjet
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This is biofilm.
 
Culprit
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As long as its not hurting anything it doesn't bother me. I will be taking apart the tank soon anyways to change the substrate and add plants.

No the usa

It will not hurt anything, and it is a sign of a healthy tank usually.
 

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