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    Default I found a pile of white stuff under one of my decorations. Not sure what it is!


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    Hello all! I currently have a 10 gallon tank with 5 guppies and 1 ghost shrimp. I have two filters (a PF10 HOB filter and a sponge filter that has only been in it for about a week). Important note: the tank is not cycled. If you check out my past posts, you'll see I'm a beginner that made a lot of mistakes, so I am doing a lengthy cycle w/fish. I do 2 50% water changes daily. It is a planted aquarium.

    In any case I obtained plants from another tank and unfortunately brought some freshwater snails in with them. I wasn't concerned at first (I kinda liked them, actually), but they are breeding like crazy and I'm trying to at least reduce their population if not completely get rid of them. So I decided to remove the decorations to dry them and get rid of any egg sacs on them.

    Here's a photo of the tank.

    As I removed the "mushroom log" decoration on the left of the tank, underneath was a very large pile of white... filaments is the best description. The decoration is hollow inside and when I removed it, the filaments lifted up and spread across the tank.

    Here are photos. I tried to get a photo of the pile where the decoration was, but my camera didn't want to focus that far into the water. I was about to do a water change anyway, so I siphoned up as much as I could.

    Does anyone have any idea what this is and/or what it's from? It's not a living thing. I watched and none of them were moving. The decoration was buried fairly deep and has no other entrances except the bottom, so I can't imagine what could have gotten inside the decoration. Any insight would be appreciated!

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    Hmm...your pics did not come through, so hard to tell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Hmm...your pics did not come through, so hard to tell
    Really? The link works fine for me... I'll put them in this reply, though:

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    Are these filaments as you described them, moving at all? Planaria is usually a sign of overfeeding. Not harmful and fish will feed on them Best to cut back on feedings in the tank and the problem will slowly go away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korith View Post
    Are these filaments as you described them, moving at all? Planaria is usually a sign of overfeeding. Not harmful and fish will feed on them Best to cut back on feedings in the tank and the problem will slowly go away.
    They didn't appear to be moving at all. I feed them very little as is, since I'm still trying to cycle and don't want food rotting in the substrate.

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    Pics came through fine that time...I think korith is correct, looks like planaria from other pics I've seen...are you SURE they aren't moving?...you may have to stare at one little piece for a minute or two
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Pics came through fine that time...I think korith is correct, looks like planaria from other pics I've seen...are you SURE they aren't moving?...you may have to stare at one little piece for a minute or two
    I'm absolutely sure! I watched for quite some time when I first discovered them and just checked again after Korith suggested planaria. I'm a masters student in Natural Resources. If need be, I can take some into my lab and check under the microscope, but none of them appear to be moving at all.

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    I'm absolutely sure! I watched for quite some time when I first discovered them and just checked again after Korith suggested planaria. I'm a masters student in Natural Resources. If need be, I can take some into my lab and check under the microscope, but none of them appear to be moving at all.
    Wow, I'm at a loss then...hopefully one of the experts here will help you figure it out
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    A closer look would be interesting. To me it looks like bleached poo of something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    A closer look would be interesting. To me it looks like bleached poo of something.
    I'll see if I can do that. I thought it kinda looks like snail poop, but the snails would have had to dig their way in through the substrate and I didn't see any in there (and that'd be a LOT of poop), since the decoration has been there before we started seeing any snails (about a month, maybe 5-6 weeks).

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