Oscar shedding slime coat

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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Oscar shedding slime coat

In Philly they double up on chlorine, etc in the water supply in winter after a rain/snow, so I triple up on dechlorinator.

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LeafsFan replied the topic: Oscar shedding slime coat

I read that in Nova Scotia they have to have chlorine .2 - .4mg or something like that per liter so I figure dose the tank as if it had the max amount of chlorine in it just to be safe because you never know the concentration. I should clarify that someday the water treatment plant is about a 20 second drive down the road.
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UNC-CH replied the topic: Oscar shedding slime coat

As ernie mentioned, my case was caused by microbubbles created from the powerhead chopping up bubbles from the sponge filter. They would stick to him and gradually accumulate in his slime coat. Every few minutes when he moved rapidly, you could see parts of his slime coat fling off.

I wouldn't think you would be creating enough microbubbles for this to happen. Unless you can see them sticking to him before he sheds some of his slime.

You can see microbubbles, but most don't show up it the photo.
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LeafsFan replied the topic: Oscar shedding slime coat

Yeah I think that is what's happening because even for hours after a water change there is bubbles all attached to the inside tank walls, and if he moves any gravel a whole pile of bubbles come out. I'm trying to think of a way to cause less bubbles but still fill the tank from the tap.
Next time I might not put the water pressure as high.
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DBLN8 replied the topic: Oscar shedding slime coat

When your doing a WC do you submerge the hose/Python in the tank when your refilling?
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Rocksor replied the topic: Oscar shedding slime coat

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LeafsFan wrote: Yeah I think that is what's happening because even for hours after a water change there is bubbles all attached to the inside tank walls, and if he moves any gravel a whole pile of bubbles come out. I'm trying to think of a way to cause less bubbles but still fill the tank from the tap.
Next time I might not put the water pressure as high.


If you are using a water changer or hose to refill make sure that it is above the water line so that the water flies through the air and releases any gas absorbed by the water while pressurizied in your water lie.
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LeafsFan replied the topic: Oscar shedding slime coat

Yeah I always keep it above water level
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LeafsFan wrote: Yeah I always keep it above water level




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1. shall appreciate it if you can download a clip on your tiger :blush:
2. make sure that the tank is full aerated after wc too.

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