Question What Are These White Fluffy Stuff?

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Hi,
I have one 3-4" crayfish and two dwarf gouramis.
I get these within a week of water change, they start appearing soon after the water change.
Also does it look right that my carfish poops so much? I never see poop from the gouramis, so I assume those long strings are from crayfish.

1st picture is one type of white stuff floating, 2nd picture is another type of fluffy stuff attached to the gravel.


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Could it be decaying food? Do you feed pellets?
 

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PabloFish said:
Hi,
I have one 3-4" crayfish and two dwarf gouramis.
I get these within a week of water change, they start appearing soon after the water change.
Also does it look right that my carfish poops so much? I never see poop from the gouramis, so I assume those long strings are from crayfish.

1st picture is one type of white stuff floating, 2nd picture is another type of fluffy stuff attached to the gravel.


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That ain't crayfish poo. What do you feed him?
In the second picture it looks like you have planaria or some other form of worm on the glass.
 
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Yes, I occasionally get worms in there, I checked them closely and shared here as well they were identified as detritus worms.
Funnily the worms appear after a water change, disappear over time, it's really sporadic, I am working on it.

I always thought that was crayfish poop, I've seen cray with some stuck on her tail. What does crayfish poop look like?

It is due for another water change soon.
I posted more info here So Much Poop From Crayfish? , and mentioned that I feed her crab cuisine and placo wafers. Definitely not overfeeding her. She get 1 wafer per day, if anything I think she is not being fed enough, what do you guys think?

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PabloFish said:
Yes, I occasionally get worms in there, I checked them closely and shared here as well they were identified as detritus worms.
Funnily the worms appear after a water change, disappear over time, it's really sporadic, I am working on it.

I always thought that was crayfish poop, I've seen cray with some stuck on her tail. What does crayfish poop look like?

It is due for another water change soon.
I posted more info here So Much Poop From Crayfish? , and mentioned that I feed her crab cuisine and placo wafers. Definitely not overfeeding her. She get 1 wafer per day, if anything I think she is not being fed enough, what do you guys think?

If you think we should merge the threads, I can ask a mod to merge them.
Have any of your fish gone missing recently? It could be pieces of them.
I think it's safe to say it's most likely uneaten food, as I'm not sure to as what else it could be.
Are you sure your cray is eating the pellets?
 
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No fish disappearances, same fish for a while.
Cray sometimes takes the wafer and disappears, other days I see the gouramis go after the wafer and try to eat it, they just nib on it.
Pellets disappear most of the time, I see cray eat the pellets more than the wafer. I'll try to feed less, I will be separating the cray to another tank, so no more pellets or wafers in this tank, flakes only. Will see if the conditions improve.
 

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No fish disappearances, same fish for a while.
Cray sometimes takes the wafer and disappears, other days I see the gouramis go after the wafer and try to eat it, they just nib on it.
Pellets disappear most of the time, I see cray eat the pellets more than the wafer. I'll try to feed less, I will be separating the cray to another tank, so no more pellets or wafers in this tank, flakes only. Will see if the conditions improve.
I feed hikarI crab cuisine to my snails and after a while it dose have white stuff on it that looks just like that so I would say uneaten food
 
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Thanks, I'll be feeding less crab cuisine, in fact I won't drop next pallet until she is done with first one.
 

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