What is this clear mini mushroom on live plants in my freshwater aquarium Help 

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Biofilm or... is that tank slightly brackish?

(Edit: unclear phrasing)
 

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Following because I am curious too :p
 
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Goodday i am in need of help to identify this, i have search images on net and havn't found the answer. I am diffently very new to aquariums. My set up is of four types of live plants with Fluval Plant Statum Aquarium Substrate and aquarium cured drift wood with plant on it from store. I Apologize about the bond front not sure how it was turn on while typing.

No freshwater 20 gal
 

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Ok... so the original idea I had is not it and this is good news.

So only other thing that it reminds me of is the polyp state of freshwater jellyfish.
 
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Notice an upload while typing this soo... Just looked up boifilm the thing on my plant have a thin stem attached to plant with a mushroom like head they to not connect and real do resemble a mushroom does boifilm look like that?
 

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Yes and no. Biofilm (bacteria colonies) can have a lot of shapes, but this sounds too regular.
 
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Oh polyp state of freshwater jellyfish looking it up now

I keep getting freshwater jelly fish when i look it up i must be doing something wrong in my search what is polyp state of freshwater jellyfish
 

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just type "freshwater jellyfish polyp" in the google image search. You'll find picture of colonies of those, they sometimes occur solo.

Craspedacusta sowerbii - Wikipedia

A polyp is basically a jellyfish larva. They don't start their lives in the free swimming state.
 
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I found this definition A tiny, stalked form of the jellyfish (the polyp) lives as colonies attached to stable underwater surfaces such as rooted plants, rocks, or tree stumps. The microscopic polyp colonies feed and reproduce during the spring and summer months. The polyps reproduce asexually. Some of their offspring are the jellyfish that can be seen at the surface.
 

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Exactly what I meant.
 
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That does sound like it will it hurt my fish?
 

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Where would that even come from?
 
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My fish are an inch and up to three inches in size
 

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They are an invasive species allmost worldwide. Contaminated water supply or contracted from a contaminated store tank are posibilities.

But this is not yet a 100% safe ID. Can anybody confirm?

Also, before you ask, I have no idea how to get rid of them except taking out the plants.

And I can not say whether they can stun small fish the same way hydra can. Possible but I'm all but sure.
 
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Calm down. As I said. This is not a 100% ID. Just wait for confirmation. :)
 
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Though they seem cool if it was just a tank for them to bad i love my fish more and to the my betta food of blood word and other such things is feeding them.

Sorry not panicking yet this stage if thats what they arenot harmful for now.
 

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Ive had these, assumed it was a type of algae... they went away after some time. Ive seen some fish graze it off the glass when i had it.
 

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MissNoodle said:
Ive had these, assumed it was a type of algae... they went away after some time. Ive seen some fish graze it off the glass when i had it.
Now that sounds like biofilm then. :)
 
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