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Thread: Bubble nests

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    what is a bubble nest? i just bought my betta and there's a thin layer if slim on the top of his one gallon tank and someone told me that it was his bubble nest, but i'm still not quite sure.

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    Male bettas make a nest of bubbles at the top of the tank when they want to breed. This looks like a cluster of bubbles (not just a slime on the surface of the water). Now bubbles don't last forever and once they are gone they can leave a slime like coat on the water. This is probably what you are seeing. Making bubble nests is natural behavior for bettas and nothing to be concerned with.

    One question, how often are you changing his water? More frequent changes can keep the slime levels lower.

    Enjoy your new fish and welcome to the forum.
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    i try to change his water every second day, it's seems to be working, i also had regular glass pebbles at the bottom of his tank and they seemed to accumulate more slime then without so i'm getting him actual fish bowl rocks. But thank you very much!

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    Sounds like you are doing things right. As long as he is swiming around and appears content, he probably is.
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    the only thing that worries me is his scales seem to be falling off

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    I was right. It was a bubble nest. :)
    Do you think you can get a pic of your betta up?

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    Scales falling off isn't good. A picture would help us choose the next course of action.
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    i put my female betta in a guppy breeding tank in a small heated tank with some floating plants last night and the male that was in the tank has already built a bubble nest
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    I took a picture but unfortunatley someone lost the cord for the camera. 16 year old sister did but VERY unlikley she'll admit it.

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    how much algea is ok in a betta tank? i don't have a filter but i do have an aerater but algae is growing at the bottom and his water is murky, although the cycle says it'll get murky, i change his water and add the cycle, then an hour later it's murky, maybe putting too much? he's in a one gallon bowl, and i added the right amount...SO confused :(

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