HELP - White stuff in carpet plants?
Our tank has been fine - cycled, good bio filter, lots of plants... until 2 days ago.
All of the sudden our dwarf pleco died (looked beat up by skirt tetra). We didn't get to replace the pleco right away and now, the carpet plants appear to have a white phlegm-ish algae near the roots. My ammonia is up at 1.0ppm, nitrates crashed to 0. All other numbers are fine.
I did a partial water change yesterday and ammonia dropped to .25 but it is back to 1.
Do I pull out the carpeted plants?
Do I add a pleco (with water bad)?
We have 2 Corey catfish, 5 neon tetras, 5 skirt tetras (3 are glow and 2 white), and 2 platy. 48 gallon tank, HOB filter, bubbler stone.