Hair- Like Fluff Growing On My Plants

  1. G

    Gary1962 Valued Member Member

    Hi All
    In the last few weeks have noticed a hair-like fluff growing on my plants.
    See attached picture.
    Any idea what it is? Is it anything to worry about? And can it be got rid of?
    Thanks 20170721_212653.jpg
  2. MongooseALaMode

    MongooseALaMode Well Known Member Member

    Woah... I was thinking it was hair alge but thats definitely not it.... Ive never seen that before
  3. FishFish221

    FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

    Looks like fungus. If it is, it isn't really harmful and would only grow on dead things, although it sometimes might get onto fish. But don't worry, its exists in every aquarium.
  4. OP

    Gary1962 Valued Member Member

    Thanks for your thoughts on this guys.
    Not long ago I had an outbreak of cyanobacteria. I managed to eradicate it through extended periods of lights out. And increased aeration.
    I have 6 Sterbai Corys amongst my stock. And as you know, they tend to 'graze' on leaf surfaces.
    Would this mean they're at greater risk of picking up some of this fungus you've seen?