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Tank is newly set up, less than a week. I noticed yesterday this sort of fuzz on my driftwood. I don't think it is algae, as I kind of recall hearing about this sort of fuzz on driftwood in new tanks before. Can someone please confirm that this is normal and I that the fuzz should go away in time? Or if I am wrong, and it is something of concern. Thanks.



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It can be plucked off if it really bothers you but it is likely to go away by itself. Some fish will often eat this kind of stuff. Lots of different varieties but most seem to be harmless.
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It can be plucked off if it really bothers you but it is likely to go away by itself. Some fish will often eat this kind of stuff. Lots of different varieties but most seem to be harmless.
Thanks, I will most likely just ride it out and hope it resolves itself.


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Fungus. Shows up on new wood and should go away. You can rub it off if it gets too annoying, but it won't do anything weird.


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Saw a thread and the guy had a massive chunk of driftwood that started to grow fungus. He put a couple large goldfish in there and they gobbled it up.
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I have some of this going on right now. It bugs my BF but not myself. I have angelfish, so no shrimp this time around but in the past my shrimp have always gobbled it down.
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Yep, perfectly normal. If you don't have critters to munch it away, it's generally pretty easy to suck up during a water change; using a smaller diameter hose will help you get in between the branches and get more fungus without pulling too much water in the process.

Gotta admit, the gold fish comment gave me a laugh picturing you trying to shove, oh--let's say a 9" comet in this tiny tank. Fungus would be the least of your problems.
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Your Driftwood Pieces

Hello fal...

A type of fungus probably. I've seen this before. Apparently, there's something nourishing in the small splits in the wood. I got some Ramshorn snails and put a few into the tank. They removed it in a few days.

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Thanks for the responses everyone. Once I toss some fish, shrimp, and snails in there I am sure someone will take of it in there.


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