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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-01-2018, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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So I was away for a couple of days and when I came back my apisto had died. All other inhabitants in this 12 gallon tank were fine. So what I did was that I took him out, I did a water change, normal maintenance - cleaning the gravel/substrate and so on. I also used my test kits for NO2 and NO3 - both showed 0ppm. Now approximately two days after I found this white fungi looking stuff on the substrate/on some driftwood.. look at the picture attached. Does anyone know what this is? How should I get rid of it (will my shrimp and snails take care of it?)? Is it dangerous for the fish?
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It is not contagious at all. I had it in my tank as well. If it bothers you just scrub it off with a tooth brush. It eventually disappears. It is bacterial growth and my guppy love to eat it. :P
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How long has the driftwood been in there?

It *could* be normal driftwood bacteria.

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How long has the driftwood been in there?

It *could* be normal driftwood bacteria.

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Nah, the tank has been set up for like 5 months so I don't think so but thnx

Plants: Microsorum pteropus, Cryptocoryne lucens, Cryptocoryne Wendtii Green, Cryptocoryone lutea, Taxiphyllum sp. ''spiky'', Vesicularia dubayana, Anubias barteri var. barteri, Anubias barteri var. nana ''paxing'', Echinodorus amazonicus, Ludwigia aracuata, duck weed, red root floaters, frog bit

Fish: Hyphessobrycon amandae, Apistogramma Nijssini, Ancistrus, Apistogramma Macmasteri, Paracheirodon innesi

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