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Old 10-05-2012, 10:47 AM   #1 
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Wierdness with plants?

This has happened twice now. I added a (previously quarantined) new plant to Lavatail's tank and within 1-2 days he gets some kind of alarming looking gunk hanging off his rays. It doesn't seem to bother him, the first time I QT'd him and he ended up getting treated for pretty much everything - in the end, I only got his rays clear by literally pinching the stuff off them. As you can imagine, he did not appreciate that one bit. I have added plants from quarantine to my other fish tanks and those fish do not have this reaction.

Any thoughts on what might be the base issue here? (Two different plants on the two occasions, fwiw. A water wisteria and a hygrophila)

Lavatail is our challenge fish - I secretly suspect he is immuno compromised, which is why I want him to have LOTS of healthy greenery.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:25 PM   #2 
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bumping for u
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:29 PM   #3 
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:14 AM   #4 
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could it possibly be dead leaves from the plants? The dead leaves get kind of clearish brown looking and may look gunky. Maybe the fish you are noticing it on is just lighter than the others?
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:00 AM   #5 
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I don't think it was a bad thing to bump this thread. Worse things are going on in this forum than this
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:55 PM   #7 
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I don't think it was a bad thing to bump this thread. Worse things are going on in this forum than this

Feel free to report them; Technically even this conversation is off-topic, and not helping the OP.

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Could it be algae?

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Old 11-08-2012, 12:29 PM   #8 
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I pinched the stuff off again and it hasn't returned. No idea what it was, it didn't seem to impact his behaviour. Other than he is warier of fingers now. *shrugs* Hopefully the current set of plants has a happy long life so that I don't have to deal with that particular ...whatever...again.
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