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anyone know what this it

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by drazzill, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. drazzill

    drazzill Thread Starter New Member

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    not sure what this is, doesn't seem to affecting my fish at all, any thoughts, i've never seen anything like this in my tanks b4, i try to remove it and it grows back, only on my drift wood
    what is it.JPG fungus or water lichen lol.JPG
     
  2. cooltow1

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    water mold
    rick
     
  3. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    I wont harm anything...
     
  4. ira

    ira Member

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    looks like a hydra colony maybe
     
  5. drazzill

    drazzill Thread Starter New Member

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    does hydra move? this doesn't move
     
  6. KingKedros452

    KingKedros452 New Member

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    I don't know, but my driftwood gets the same thing and its not harmed anything in several years.
     
  7. cooltow1

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    The water molds belong to the phylum Oomycota. They grow on the surface of dead organisms or plants, decomposing the organic material and absorbing nutrients. Most live in water or in moist areas. Water molds grow as a mass of fuzzy white threads on dead material. The difference between these organisms and true fungi is the water molds form flagellated reproductive cells during their life cycles.

    Rick
     
  8. drazzill

    drazzill Thread Starter New Member

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  9. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    ?have you tried using a (new cheapo) toothbrush to remove it
    <--that would be my route