Worm like algae or detritus on new driftwood.

  1. Patrick Ang Initiate Member

    I just set up a dirted tank, and there are these brown worm like pieces of algae or detritus.
    NOTE! : THE WORM LIKE THINGS AREN'T ALIVE AND CAN BE RUBBED OFF, BUT WILL COME BACK AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS.

    It is also on my larger leafed plants: amazon swords, small ones on the ludwigia.

    I will put up photos when i get home from school, but if anyone can provide the source or what action needs to be done it would be very well appreciated.

    I don't know if it's diatoms from the excess nutrients from the recently dirted tank, but it's manzanita driftwood.

    THANKS SO MUCH
     
  2. codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    Sounds like diatoms but not sure.
     

  3. Patrick Ang Initiate Member

    I'll take a few pictures, but it's not like evenly spread, it's in those worm shapes all along the driftwood.