Weird white stringy things on my plants Help

  1. katiemorrison94 Member Member

    Anyone know what this is? I just noticed it this morning. I am redoing my aquarium so the only thing living in there are my plants and this snail. My tank is already cycled. I had fancy goldfish before for many years, but they sadly died within a month of each other. :(

  2. Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    It could just be excess bacteria. Have you tried wiping it off?

  3. katiemorrison94 Member Member

    I haven't tried anything. I was just feeding the snail before I had to leave for work. I didn't have time to get my whole arm wet this morning, lol. Do you think that's all it is? How do I prevent it? Water change maybe?
  4. Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    I think a water change won't hurt. How long ago did your goldies pass away? I'm now wondering if what you're seeing are dying bacterial colonies sloughing off the surface of the plants since they don't have nearly the amount of food they used to:;dk

  5. katiemorrison94 Member Member

    The last one died about 2 weeks ago. I have kept the aquarium running with my canister filter. I haven't really done anything accept add new plants (didn't have any live ones before because my goldfish would eat them lol), and a mystery snail.