Film on the top of my water - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 01-14-2009, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
MBilyeu's Avatar
 
Film on the top of my water

I have been noticing recently that there is an oily film on the top of my tank's water. Anytime I add something to the water, including food, it spreads apart and the water looks clear in those places. I am currently taking care of two bettas in separate bowls(yeah I know), which I am doing 100% water changes every few days. One of the betta bowls and my community tank both have this film. The second betta bowl, and my 3 gal does not. Does anybody know what it could be, and if so, is it harmful to the fish?

My wife rolls her eyes when I talk about getting another tank
MBilyeu is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 01-14-2009, 06:41 PM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
The oily film is protein. A lot of betta foods contain high protein content due to their dietary requirements. No, it is not harmful, just unsightly.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 02-27-2009, 08:59 PM
Member
 
beweeb's Avatar
 
what can you do about it
i have this stuff to and i am not real fond of it

beweeb is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
there's a film on the water... redchigh Beginner Planted Aquarium 19 03-06-2010 02:46 PM
Film on water?! shobxrs2 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 3 07-25-2008 05:15 PM
Film on top of the water bug-hunt Tropical Fish Diseases 3 04-30-2007 03:45 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome