08-20-2007, 02:38 PM
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White fluffy bacteria/algae???
I searched to try to find an answer for this, but didn't find exactly what I was looking for.
I have a 5 gallon tank with 4 platies and one "oto" catfish in it.
Lately the tank really STINKS. It also has a white, fluffy algae/bacteria in it. It seems to develop fast. I took out all the fake plants and washed them. Within a day there was more of it. The part of the filter that goes into the water (intake?) gets alot of that white stuff stuck in the bottom of it also. I washed it out and it was slimy. In the tank though it looks kind of fluffy and stringy.........what is going on?
Oh by the way, I'm new on this board and fairly new to fish altogether.