White Sticky Whigly Organisms !

Discussion in 'Algae' started by SidTheAquarist, May 28, 2018.

  1. SidTheAquarist

    SidTheAquaristNew MemberMember

    I see white sticky whighy organisms on the inside of fish tank's walls. They extend from bottom to 1/5th height of the fish tank only.

    They get easily scrubbed off. This is their secind appearance after i scrubbed them off last week.

    My 33g has 5 young discus, 2 rams and 9 cardinal tetras.

    Are the white things white algea ? Or ich eggs (none of the fish have ich spots) ? Or something else ?

    Please see the image - just above the sand, on the below-left and below-right of the fish.

    Kindly advise. 20180528_183407.jpg
  2. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    Can you get a closer picture?

    Does it look like a tall spider?
  3. OP

    SidTheAquaristNew MemberMember

    Hi, let me take out my camera and try to get a better pic today.

    No it is not tall spider like.

    In the mean time i attach the same photo. I have put circles around the area of concern and put in red arrows pointing to those things.

    Thanks for your involvement. 20180528_183407.jpg
    Last edited by a moderator: May 29, 2018
  4. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    Try scraping some off and putting them in clear cup with some water. Put the cup in front of a white background, and take some super close shots.
  5. Faith Bennett

    Faith BennettNew MemberMember

    Do they look like tiny white worms? If they do, they’re harmless! I remember when I had them in my tank a while ago. Usually it’s from overfeeding or poor water quality. You can easily get rid of them by doing a few water changes a week and feeding less. But, they are completely harmless and actually a bit helpful with waste cleanup.
  6. OP

    SidTheAquaristNew MemberMember

    Hey thanks all for your comments.
    Yes they look like tiny worms. I changed the water twice in 6 days and now they are not back.
    Trust it was a water issue.
  7. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    Detritous wprms by the sound of it

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