I've noticed this recently every time after I do a 10-20% water change in my shrimp tank. The white stringy slime forms about 5min after I add in water and disappears after about an hour or so. Initially I thought it was my apple snail being unhappy, but this last time he was just sitting on the bottom of Ye tank eating and slime threads formed near the top anyway. My shrimps don't seem to care too much, though some swim into it and freak out. Any ideas why this is happening? I've had the tank for about a year and just this just started happening now... Thanks!!
I don't any shrimp in my tank yet, and I have this same problem, I noticed it yesterday, I had to do a complete breakdown of my tank (long story) and it's only been back up and running for 2 months and I am seeing this, never had it before.
My tap water is ph 7.4-ish, tds 80, and I've been bringing it up slowly to tds 180 with fluval shrimp mineral liquid. I always treat the water with seachem prime, just following instructions -- 2 drops/gallon.
Seems like a bit of a mystery! Does it bother your shrimps? How long has it been happening?
sorry to bring this old thread up but I have the same issue but only in my fluval 7.9g after a water change but not in my 10g which is that same as far as ph gh light co2 etc... ???? I have also had my tank up for about a year and it started about 1 month ago