I am wondering if there are any snails/ shrimp/ fish that will eat the fungus that grows on new driftwood?
I did two things that removed the fungus. I soaked my driftwood for a couple of days in a 5 gallon bucket my water change water. I always add a teaspoon of standard aquarium salt to every 5 gallons of my replacement water. The fungus doesn't seem to tolerate the dissolved salt very well.
I also have "Ramshorn" snails in all my tanks. They eat any fungus, algae and dead plant and animal material in the tank. They really thrive in slightly "Brackish" water. A bonus with this type of snail is, I've never had a problem with them damaging my healthy plants, they seem to only want to clean them of the algae.
Thanks for the replies! Looks like I have some good options. My tank is still cycling so I'm weary of putting anything in it...found a few snails in there tonight when doing maintenance. Little clear ones they are super tiny. Are these the guys that will take over a tank? And if so what eats them? Assassins? Bettas?
Cool I know my LFS has apple snails but I'm not sure about ramshorns. It seems like quite a lot of things will eat fungus. If only big aquatic mushrooms would grow from driftwood... That would be awesome!