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Old 24th September 2007   #1
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Has anyone seen this before?, it's actually quite incredible when looked at closely, you cannot see the full extent of the cappillaries from this photo...
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Is that growing on the glass? Weird!



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I had that kind of fungus growing in my terrestrial tank when i had fire salamanders and even in my terrestrial tank for the marms when they were younger. Have never seen it underwater though. If it has anything to do with the one i had it will suddenly stop growing, become yellowish and decay...



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Old 24th September 2007   #4
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Looks like a leaf thats rotted away but left the internal "vein" like structure.



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I can asure you, it was no leaf.
Overnight it moved a foot across the tank...
Well I suspect one part died followed by another flourishing further along...

I hope it doesn't envelop my hongkongensis and devour them..



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I get that commonly in the big water bath i use to keep various tubs of newt larvae at the same temperature. It appears very quickly, even after being scrubbed off!



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it looks like a slime mold, plasmodium stage. I mostly know terrestrial ones, but they organize and move themselves the way you describe.



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I agree with the slime mold. I didn't know they were aquatic though! Kind of pretty.



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