Those are bubbles from my filter..gets elongated in photos..Am I right though? Is there a bunch of them floating around like what I can see in the pictures... if there are it is detritus and your tank needs to be cleaned... ya you can try but don’t pull too too hard... if it’s detritus it should just come out... not trying to offend you but do you know what detritus is?
I have half my tank sand and the rest is white stone and I planted the entire sand area so I can't actually clean the sand part.. I usually vacuum the stones .. and can u tell me how to carefully remove it from her mouth..Yes that’s exactly what it is... so I would try to gently move it... like I said some fish eat the detritus... some actually are meant to eat it... but a good water change and substrate cleaning will get rid of any of it that’s there... but if it appears to be stuck or something really badly it could be some type of worm or parasite
I just noticed it is getting smaller in length.. now its just about 5 millimetres out of its mouthYou can absolutely clean sand substrate... you need to rake it over a couple times and then siphon up the stuff that comes up... if you have a python by chance all you do is remove the long tube part and hover the rest of the line OVER the sand... not in or right on it... and it will suck everything up... that’s how I clean my sand... I would try the tweezers but just be very careful you don’t want to pull to hard if it is some type of worm... if it doesn’t come out I would put her in a QT tank if you have one and treat for parasites/worms
It is getting shorter.. I do have a plant which has roots that are outside.. I bought those from a store where he had too much substrate like 4 to 5 inches.. and this was planted in it so it has roots 2-3 inches from bottom of stem and I have only 1-1.5 inch sand.. could it be this root?? I didnt even think they will eat rootsAre there any live plants in the tank or have you added any fish/water from the shop where there might be a loose plant root that ended up in your water? My first thought was a root, I've seen fish get try to eat them before and it looked much the same. I don't think it will hurt if it's a plant root, she'll eventually suck it all the way in even if it takes a couple days, that is if it's now too short to remove.
No I was going to do that but by then it seems she ate most of it.. now it is getting smallerWhen it was big did you try and remove it? And you can always trim the roots of plants... you just have to cut them properly
Ok I will take care of that..I wouldn’t clean the decorations... they can hold bacteria and are probably fine... you don’t want to do everything at once... I would rake the sand and then do a water change... that’s it... and by doing the water change you will get rid of most of the floating particles and such