Help please is this Algae?
I have just noticed this growth on my piece of wood in the aquarium (see attached) i am sure it wasn't there last night, my tank is on its second week of cycling with no fish in the tank.
What kind of wood is it?
Its Mopani, and i cleaned and soaked it for a few days until it was not changing the water colour before putting in the tank
might wanna takeit out of the tank... feel it, what does it feel like? stringy? smooth?
Image of it in tank
It doesn't look like algae, so it is likely a fungus. Is it whitish in life (photos distort colours often)?
Some fungus are relatively harmless, some are highly toxic. Without a microscopic examination by a microbiologist it is impossible to say, unfortunately. I nearly killed a tank of fish with a toxic fungus that appeared on a piece of wood, and Mopani, Manzanita and grapewood are all contenders for this. Has the water become cloudy at all?
I would recommend taking the wood out, scrub that stuff off with a old toothbrush or something of that nature and giving it a good rinse. Place it back in the aquarium to see if it comes back. What do you think Byron?
Its a light brown colour, better safe than sorry, think it is worth taking it out before it gets to the plants, although they look clean.
Oh and water looks clear
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