Red root floaters leaving oily film

  1. Fettuccini

    Fettuccini Well Known Member Member

    Has anyone experienced this before? Iv'e had it happen with certain foods before, but never from a plant. I bought these red root floaters not quite a week ago and rinsed them off pretty thoroughly before putting them in my tank.

    In this picture you can clearly see that the film is definitely coming off of the plants and being moved along by the water flow.
  2. Dovah

    Dovah Well Known Member Member

    I'd be willing to bet that your new plants are impeding surface agitation and thus allowing a higher concentration of oils on your water. It probably looks like it's coming from the plants because they're acting as an anchor of sorts for the oils.

    I do however have no personal experience with red root floaters so we should see what others have to say.
  3. OP

    Fettuccini Well Known Member Member

    You know, I bet you're right.