White growth

  1. roscoeb Initiate Member

    Hi
    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?

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    Thanks
    Roscoeb
     
  2. DoubleDutch Fishlore VIP 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 VIP 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

    Ok
    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 VIP 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.