Wood in tank looks like a snake shedding its skin

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Just as the title says. Nothing is wrong, it’s just fascinating to look at. This is a 29 gallon tank whose only inhabitant is a female beta 🤣
 

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Hey there :)
I looooooove it !!
Make sure there is no splinter on which she could tear her fins up ;)
And add a jungle : Betta wants heavy vegetation including floating ones to do well.
 

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Take the wood outside and hose the white stuff off. Then put the wood back in the tank.
 

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That snot is good stuff for plecos, panda garra and sometimes snails will eat it too. Have any of those swimming around? d:D

BTW good chance you will have to rinse and repeat. I had a spider wood do that for weeks even after repeat rinses. Once the tank was able to house shrim, the shrimp cleaned off any new growth until it finaly stopped.
 
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I’m planning on pouring boiling water on the wood in a couple days when I get access to a cooler. And I have a pleco in my 10 gallon, I might move him over if it’s good for him and give him a snack~
I’d soaked the wood for 16 hours in my bath in water that was too hot to touch (not quite boiling tho) to try and prevent this but. Alas. It needs a round 2.
 

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