Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:48 PM
I got very busy with my studies and work, so I've been missed out lately.
The thing I'm facing right now is, I'm having problems with white algae. they are slimy and sometimes it looks like spider web in my aquarium. The first day it appeared on my fish decoration, I immediately took it off and cleaned it with a sponge scrubber [the scrubber is only used for my aquarium]. And I changed 30% water. but then the next day when I came back home, the whole aquarium looked like it was snowing. My plastic plants, heater, filter everything turned white!!! I took out the Betta and my two ghost shrimps and put it on another safer fish bowl with new water. and after a day one of the shrimps died [maybe for no reason, I don't know!] . But the Betta is fine and healthy.
My question is how can I get rid of these? I'm doing the hot water treatment in those affected decorations,plants and my aquarium. I will scrub out those as well. but I'm not sure if that's enough to kill the algaes. I don't wanna bleach everything right now as my newly bought decoration colors will go away. and what could be the reason? is it because I turn on the aquarium light a lot?
Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:30 AM
If your tank is new, or if you have recently added something (especially driftwood), then it could just be a harmless fungus...
Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:53 AM
The only thing I can recommend is to soak your decorations in really hot water after giving them an extremely good scrub-down (with hot water). Even though I did this with my previous water changes, this algae (or perhaps a fungus? No idea what it is) would grow back. I carried out the same procedure with my most recent water change and it has not appeared!
Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:14 PM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:49 PM
it will exhaust its food supply soon and then die.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:47 PM
I'll keep changing the water. I actually changed 100% water just two days ago and the white stuff is still growing, I can see a layer of it already. Done with scrubbing and hot water process, will keep continue doing it I suppose for don't know how long!!! I just hope my fish don't get sick
Thanks a lot guys for your sweet responses. Means a lot.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:10 AM
If you think it may be the filter/waste, perhaps you could look into getting some waste control? My boyfriend uses it for his betta and has never had a cloudy aquarium.. even when the water should have been at least partially changed. o_O
Good luck! Keep us updated.
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