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fungus (?) attack
Yesterday I noticed what appears to be an infestation of brown
sweater lint in my tank. This morning the stuff has advanced
noticeably, and I'm worried about it spreading everywhere.
It seems to prefer the areas toward the top of the tank where there's
plenty of light and low circulation. It has primarily attached
itself to the leaves of my PennyWort, but it now appears to be
manifesting on the older leaves of my isoetes, and the outlet of my
Does anybody have any idea what this is, and how to get rid of it? The
first thing I thought of was to get some of those algae eating shrimp
(what are those called?), but I've never seen any at my LFS. I have
a trio of otos and some apple snails, but it doesn't seem to be their
cup of sludge.
While I was investigating this, I also noticed a little colony of tiny
gnat-like insects that seem to be living at the top of my tank,
clinging to leaves and the sides of the glass. I'm not as concerned
about these (probably means I have a healthy ecosystem, or
something), but I would prefer to get rid of them also for purely
aesthetic reasons. Since spraying the top of my tank with Raid is
obviously out of the question, any input on this problem would also
Thanks in advance.
A man with several weeks experience in aquatic gardening!: