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    I'm not sure how well you can see it in the picture, but there is a white fuzz forming all over the surface of a piece a driftwood I just put in my tank. Can anyone tell me what this is? Is it harmful?
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    It looks like a fungus or bacteria- it forms on my crepe-myrtle driftwood often when there's not enough water movement, but I'm not exactly sure what causes it. I would take the wood out, let it dry a day or two to get off the growths, and then put it into a bucket of clean water with no fish and then let it sit.
    It's better to have and not need then to need and not have; this is especially true when you're dealing with fish and you need itch medication.

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    It's common, and harmless, and affectionately known as "driftwood snot", by many of us here who have experience with it

    Inverts will eat it, as will many fish...snails will devour it, IME...it will eventually dissipate on it's own if nothing else, no need for concern
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    Well I personally don't like snot playing around in my tanks.:)
    It's better to have and not need then to need and not have; this is especially true when you're dealing with fish and you need itch medication.

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    Some organics dissolving away, from in the wood, and this feeds that growth.

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    yup had the same thing with new spider wood. it does indeed go away eventually. it does seem to help a bit to boil the wood for a few minutes.
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