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What's the white fuzz

Post by DarthKrab » Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:29 pm

And how do I get rid of/prevent this white fuzz and what is it? Is it harmful to my crabs?

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Re: What's the white fuzz

Post by landlubber » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:01 pm

Where is it located? Sounds like mold.....have you had mold in your tank before?
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Re: What's the white fuzz

Post by DarthKrab » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:51 pm

landlubber wrote:Where is it located? Sounds like mold.....have you had mold in your tank before?
I havent. I just set this tank up last Sunday ):
It was on the outside of the food dish luckily not touching the food
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Re: What's the white fuzz

Post by Jackolope » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:51 pm

Clean out your food dish especially. You shouldn't leave food in there for more than a day. Moisture + food = mold.
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Re: What's the white fuzz

Post by DarthKrab » Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:28 am

Jackolope wrote:Clean out your food dish especially. You shouldn't leave food in there for more than a day. Moisture + food = mold.
That's probably the cause then. I gotta get the right portions down

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Re: What's the white fuzz

Post by soilentgringa » Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:52 pm

Crabs eat molding and rotting food in the wild and they often enjoy food that has been in the tank for a few days or is particularly ripe. Mold isn't harmful but if it bugs you just remove the moldy food.

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Re: What's the white fuzz

Post by DarthKrab » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:09 pm

soilentgringa wrote:Crabs eat molding and rotting food in the wild and they often enjoy food that has been in the tank for a few days or is particularly ripe. Mold isn't harmful but if it bugs you just remove the moldy food.
Do you leave mold in your tank at all?

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Re: What's the white fuzz

Post by soilentgringa » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:17 pm

DarthKrab wrote:
soilentgringa wrote:Crabs eat molding and rotting food in the wild and they often enjoy food that has been in the tank for a few days or is particularly ripe. Mold isn't harmful but if it bugs you just remove the moldy food.
Do you leave mold in your tank at all?

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I don't fuss over it. I remove super moldy food.

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Re: What's the white fuzz

Post by DarthKrab » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:33 pm

soilentgringa wrote:
DarthKrab wrote:
soilentgringa wrote:Crabs eat molding and rotting food in the wild and they often enjoy food that has been in the tank for a few days or is particularly ripe. Mold isn't harmful but if it bugs you just remove the moldy food.
Do you leave mold in your tank at all?

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I don't fuss over it. I remove super moldy food.
Well thank you so much! I'm actually really happy to hear that they enjoy this because I was worried I was going to have to replace EVERYTHING and clean the huge tank again and plus I LOVE giving them everything I possibly can to make them happy. Image Image Image

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Re: What's the white fuzz

Post by bbcraft22 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:24 am

me to. I accidentally left a piece of broccoli for 2 days and the scary looking white fuzz appeared.
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Re: What's the white fuzz

Post by isadoraisacat » Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:40 pm

bbcraft22 wrote:me to. I accidentally left a piece of broccoli for 2 days and the scary looking white fuzz appeared.
The white fuzz is mold that's all just replace the food and do a spot clean try to replace the food everyday and should not have that issue

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Re: What's the white fuzz

Post by LadyJinglyJones » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:56 pm

Hey, Soilentgringa...
what about fermented fruit or grain? Is there any knowledge of how fermented foods affect crustaceans that you've come across?
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Re: What's the white fuzz

Post by soilentgringa » Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:12 am

LadyJinglyJones wrote:Hey, Soilentgringa...
what about fermented fruit or grain? Is there any knowledge of how fermented foods affect crustaceans that you've come across?
Not specifically but it would be interesting to look into.

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