What Is This Growing On Driftwood?

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

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Kuru said:
I don't think I have anything big enough to boil it. is there any other way to handle it?
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.
 

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