Hi all - I am currently cycling my 5-gallon filtered/heated Betta tank. I dropped in some driftwood a few days ago and noticed an area that had a patch of what looked like a gel-like substance on it. Of course I stuck my hand in there and touched it, and it dissipated into weird little flaky bits that drifted all over my tank. Any idea what this could be? I put a cycling agent and some flake food in to speed up the process. Other than that I don't put anything in.
I know the picture sucks (phone camera and the water is still a bit stained from tannins), but you can get the idea of the floaty substance.
Thanks in advance to anyone that has any info.