Aquarium Forum

  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 19

Threaded View

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    San Antonio, TX

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default Maybe not algae, but I'm stumped

    0 Not allowed!
    So recently upon switching from API Leaf Zone/CO2 Booster to Flourish+Excel+Trace upon realizing there was prolly a good micronutrient deficit in my tank (and to hop on the bandwagon too, I guess), I noticed that soon after a grey-white powdery stuff was plastered all over the rocks, driftwood and the back of my bamboo shrimp (a fanning shrimp gathers stuff perhaps likened to moss, I guess).

    It slowly goes away after a day or so and then appears again when I dose fertilizer, but doesn't fit the description of any algae I've seen in the links provided in the sticky though it doesn't quite look like a fungal thing either. It's truly powdery in appearance, like mildew, and doesn't look cottony or protrude from the stuff it's attached to, at least yet. It isn't some kind of precipitate either, as making a bit of current near it doesn't move the stuff whatsoever, but scrubbing at it does.

    I'm leaning towards it being some kind of fungus, myself, but I'd like some opinions before doing anything about it.
    Last edited by Taweret; 09-20-2012 at 07:02 PM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts