What Is This Growing On Driftwood?

Discussion in 'Driftwood' started by Kuru, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. KuruNew MemberMember

    I put a new piece of driftwood into my 10, and now this crap is growing all over it. How do I get rid of it and what is it?
     

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  2. Shannon Griscom

    Shannon GriscomValued MemberMember

    Looks like fungus. Did you boil it first? If not I would remove it and boil it for at least 2 hours.
     
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    KuruNew MemberMember

    i don't think i have anything big enough to boil it. is there any other way to handle it?
     
  4. FlipFlopFishFlake

    FlipFlopFishFlakeWell Known MemberMember

    Seems to be some sort of fungus growing, this commonly happens when driftwood is added to a tank. It should dissipate in a while. In the meanwhile, neocaridina shrimp have picked at it when I had fungus.
     
  5. LowieTheLoach

    LowieTheLoachValued MemberMember

    I put my driftwood in an ice chest and filled it with boiling water. The piece I found was a lot thicker, so I boiled it repeatedly over about a month. It got rid of any yucky stuff and all the tannins.
     
  6. Kyleena696

    Kyleena696Valued MemberMember

    If at least half of it will fit in a pot you can always turn the driftwood every half hour or so. That's what I did with mine and I never got any fungus.
     
  7. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    Its pretty normal on new driftwood most fish and inverts eat it
     
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    KuruNew MemberMember

    So if I just let it run it's course it'll probably go away? Asking because I only have a school of ember tetras in there right now and they won't go near it.
     




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