Hi all! Fluffy continues to be gorgeous and happy. His otos are also fat & sassy. I've been playing jr. chemist and managing the water levels. I have a bizarre new issue though!
10 Gallon tank, heated to ~80 degrees, filtered with sponge baffle and nylon over intake. Cycled and running for almost 90 days now.
Live plants: Sword, anacharis, anubias, java fern. Sword & Anacharis just taking off and doing well, anubias and java fern are slower-growing.
Substrate-coarse sand/fine gravelly stuff.
Chemistry has been normal, water changes have been kept up, about 1X week 30%.
Water is tap water, treated with Prime, and a dose of Flourish added 1X a week.
Nothing new has been added to the tank as far as plant/fish life in 2 months. Fish mostly acting normal, though Fluffy the betta is plumper than usual and I have held off feeding him till he looks less fat.
Suddenly, this week, I begin to see strange white spots on the glass, then the plants. Yesterday I scrubbed them all off the front glass, today they are back! They are raised, and feel like little sand grains.
Examining the small white spots today, in between them I notice life that I never purchased or wanted in this tank....2 very very very small snails.
If those white spots are snail babies I am about to be flooded in them. What do I do?