Fungus in viv...what to do?

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Fungus in viv...what to do?

Postby joneill809 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:06 pm

As the temperatures have cooled one of my vivs has experienced an outbreak of what look like a fungus. All my vivs use the same design, planting, misting, venting and lighting, but this is the only one effected. I am contemplating complete removal of the erected plants but I thought I would check to see if anyone had ideas on treating in place.

Ideas? Thanks!

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Re: Fungus in viv...what to do?

Postby BcsTx » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:00 pm

Jim I would leave it alone, have seen it happen before in a new viv, you can reduce some of the misting or leave it alone to "settle in." I would seed the viv with isos and springtails, I do this with new vivs and seems to reduce the mold.
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Re: Fungus in viv...what to do?

Postby joneill809 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:18 pm

Thanks Beth. The curious thing is this viv is about 6 months old and this stuff looks different than the mold I typically saw within the first month. This is thicker and forms mats that seem to be growing out from a central point. It's a dense fibrous white, not hairy like I had seen before. This is new (last two weeks or so) and seemed to correlate to a general drop in temp. I did add extra springs about a week ago but this stuff is taking off. Maybe I'll add a temporary circulation fan. I still may go ahead and cut it out...I hate the way it looks and it's starting to creep up the background. :(
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