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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-30-2020, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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Is this dangerous to my shrimp

I have no idea what this is, mold algae or fungus but is it a danger to my red cherry shrimp. The plant in the pic is theonly place this has shown up. Any help identifying this will help
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-30-2020, 03:03 AM
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If you have no fancy snails, try treating the tank with Paraguard.
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What is the problem substance in question here? The roots? The slimy thing on the stalk? The slimy stuff on the water roots?

Bump: What is the problem substance in question here? The roots? The slimy thing on the stalk? The slimy stuff on the water roots?

So many fish/plants/inverts to keep, not enough aquaria.
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The white "fuzz" on the roots. Whatever it was it was only on the one plant but was spreading up the stalk
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Hmm...I can't say that I know what that is exactly. But are the shrimp going near it at all? If it's a biofilm, they should be attempting to chow down on it as much as possible. Have you tried removing the film during water changes?

So many fish/plants/inverts to keep, not enough aquaria.
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The shrimp don't avoid it but they don't eat it either. I think it's a fungus. I just removed the plant for safety.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-08-2020, 06:40 PM
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Looks like the slime that often comes with new tanks. How long has the tank been set and is the plant new. Seems to be one of dozens of "things" which most of us don't know but it comes while conditions are right and soon goes away in new tanks or especially on new wood decor. Best guess seems to be that there is some element that "something" lives on until it no longer finds that element, at which it goes away. Some fight it by removing with a toothbrush, while others just ignore it and it never seems to hurt anything as some fish do eat it.
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It's been running for about 3 months now. And it may be I just didn'twanna risk my shrimp. I was having trouble keeping my nitrates up for my plants so removing it also done me a favor there as well. Since I removed it and upped my fert dosage I have been at a steady 10 ppm on my nitrate since
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So after three months, I go with my normal response. I am not married to anything in my tank and treat all of it like a roommate. If it fits my preference, it stays, if not it's out of there like a bad roomie!
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