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Post by FreshFish on Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:58 am

Hello, I am new to this. Just set up a fresh water 10 gallon tank almost two weeks ago (plan to go larger once I get the hang of it) I just put 4 platies in about 5 days ago. There is something weird at the bottom of my tank and I was wondering if anyone can help identify it. The best way I can discribe it is to compare it to the white fluffy stuff that floats in the air during the summer except in the tank its down on the bottom. In two corners, by the air stone at the back and front corner by deco. (Its not just one, I'm seeing a small custer of the stuff) The plants I have in there is Amazon sword and hornwort.

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Post by alexmtl on Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:13 pm

Hi FreshFish welcome to the pond!

Needless to say, all of your platies have been accounted for, so it is not a dead fish. I assume that you only have gravel (store bought) and that it was cleaned before you put it into the tank. If you feed flake food, large clumps of leftovers will grow fungus or bacteria blooms on the decaying matter.

Aside from you posting a picture, this is difficult to diagnoses without a visual.
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Post by FreshFish on Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:28 am

I'm using substrate but it was a cloudy mess for awhile.
I didn't think about unfinished food, perhaps I overfed and it grew into a science experiment.
Thank you for taking the time to reply.

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