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Can you take a close up picture? Does that stuff look like this? These are pics from one of my tanks a long time ago. I had these little white things that had a stem and little tentacles that formed a cup shape. They would shrink when I touched them. I had 1000's. I remember no one could identify them. Finally I took them to my buddy who works in a lab breeding salt water fish, he said it was not hydra, its a fungus. I tried everything to get rid of them, they are immune to everything but a bleach dip! haha I literally gave up trying to kill them, one day I woke up and they started to disappear, they pretty much went away on their own.
 

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That is a possibility that they're hydras. But to me, they look more like separate individuals in the picture than they are in my tank. The ones in my tank are united to where the only thing separating "one" from the other is a little black dot. All that cover one leaf all move in unison; touch the tip and they all disappear. I'm afraid I can't take a better picture than that, I only have my iPhone. But I can include another picture although it won't be much different, hopefully you can get a better idea. Thanks for the reply :)
What you have might be different from what I had. Not sure. In my pics they look farther apart because I zoomed in and used a better camera so you could see a gap between them. I am still going with fungus. No way that's hydra, that would mean on that plant alone there are 100's if not 1000's. I don't see a tank having that many, not enough food. I suggest you remove that plant immediately and do a mild bleach dip. If it is the fungus I had, it spreads like a wild fire.
 
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