Walstad low-tech 40 B, central FL biotope, creator of Jordanella floridae x Mobula birostris hybrid
Apologies if this isn't the right place for this post. This is wild-collected hornwort/coontail from central Florida (Ceratophylum demersum) in a 40 gallon low-tech Walstad biotope NPT. All plants and animals in the tank were collected by myself from local waterways, and this plant has been in there for at least 6 weeks. I just found this thin blobby stuff growing on some of it. Not sure if it's fungus, algae, eggs, snail slime, an interdimensional meta-being from the hyperplanet Zarquonex-Epsilon 3A in the Fomalhaut sector, or what? Other tank inhabitants include least killies, bluefin killies, gambusia, sailfin mollies, a golden topminnow, a swamp darter, a tadpole madtom, a baby pleco, a variety of snails (including 3 large apple snails), clams, and grass shrimp, all of whom are doing well. Substrate is MTS under sand, and I do have wood aquascaping. Water parameters are all good and the only algae is on the shells of a couple apple snails. It's a biotope tank, so I'm not seeking a "perfect" show tank with unnaturally clear water and a sterile looking environment, I just want to maintain a healthy, balanced ecosystem. Is this stuff anything I should be concerned about?