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 #6455  by odin
 11 Jan 2019 17:09
I'd just net it out if its bothering you and just carry on.
 #6460  by odin
 11 Jan 2019 19:12
Algae In Space wrote:
odin wrote: 11 Jan 2019 17:09 I'd just net it out if its bothering you and just carry on.

It was meant as a worst case scenario.
Yeah, always better to give some options :happy:
 #6462  by thecollector
 11 Jan 2019 20:44
Melijayne wrote: 10 Jan 2019 19:09 Here you go, not sure if you can see it very well...
If you cause the water to move - by slightly shaking the tank, if the stuff is not completely stuck to the glass as in it's growing down the glass, then it might just be a bacteria biofilm.

When the water moves, the biofilm will move like very thin tagliatelle pasta being held at the waters edge, with the rest of it moving with the water.
 #6468  by Melijayne
 12 Jan 2019 16:46
thecollector wrote: 11 Jan 2019 20:44
Melijayne wrote: 10 Jan 2019 19:09 Here you go, not sure if you can see it very well...
If you cause the water to move - by slightly shaking the tank, if the stuff is not completely stuck to the glass as in it's growing down the glass, then it might just be a bacteria biofilm.

When the water moves, the biofilm will move like very thin tagliatelle pasta being held at the waters edge, with the rest of it moving with the water.
Oh my gosh this totally makes sense!! We moved house a week ago so the tank had to endure a car journey, so the water would definitely have been shaken up!

I'll scoop some out and do a water test to be sure.

On a side note, someone molted yesterday!!! Not sure which one but it was right at the front of the tank. Perfectly formed, and completely see through like a ghost. I thought another one had died! :dead:
 #6520  by odin
 17 Jan 2019 18:02
Lol no that's normal behavior for them, you can leave the moult in and they will eat it for its nutrients.
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