White growth

  1. roscoeb Initiate Member

    I am new relatively new to fish keeping
    I have a 4.5 gallon tanks which I am cycling and setting up.
    Currently the Ph is 6.6; Ammonia 0; Nitrite );Nitrate 4; Kh 3; Gh 3;
    I put a small amount of coral chips in the tank two day a go in order to raise the Ph
    Temp 79 F and the light is on for 8 Hrs Per Day

    However I now have this white growth on the driftwood but not on the Weeping Moss.
    Does anyone have any idea what it might be?



  2. DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Fungus. Quite normal on "new" wood. It will disappear on its own

  3. roscoeb Initiate Member

    Thanks so much for your reply

    I was going to stock it with shrimp, should I wait until it disapears
  4. DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    I am not sure but I believe I've read they 'll even eat it. But wait until someone can confirm that.

  5. roscoeb Initiate Member

    Thanks Heaps :)
  6. Protim Sarkar Well Known Member Member

    Nothing to worry about:;hi1.
  7. Skyy2112 Member Member

    I've used wood w/ this in shrimp tanks, my BN pleco never touched the wood.

    In my 20G, I took the wood out and scraped the stuff off w/ a toothbrush (an extra or my girlfriends occasionally) and put it back in.

    Never noticed my shrimp at it, but it hasnt rebloomed!

    (Red Cherries)

    100% normal, and imo, 100% shrimp safe. They may eat it. (Its just a type of algae)

  8. DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    99,9% agree, but fungus isn't an algae.
  9. Skyy2112 Member Member

    Hmm, it was defined as an algae bloom in my research. Is it infact fungus??

    Or maybe it was a 'bacteria bloom'

    Either way, shrimp safe.