In my newly set aquarium, white dots are appearing over the drift wood surface. I don't know what it is and don't know how to avoid it. Its a newly planted aquarium with no fish. I haven't introduced fishes into it yet. Please someone tell me how to stop that white dots I don't want to spoil my setup.
So most driftwoods are boiled down or treated at some point to be safe for all types of aquariums and terrariums. When dried out and then placed back into water, marine or fresh a fungus can grow, sounds hard to believe that sterilization will lead to fungal growth but it's true. It'll start as white tiny docs, then patches, then spread to a fuzzy like film. Some growth in tanks are safe, and this is one of them. If you take it out, scrub it off or boil and put back in it'll come back, you are stuck with it BUT there is a solution. Shrimp will eat it, and and some catfish will too!
Forever ago I found an article about this online,but I can't remember how I stumbled upon it. If I find it, I'll edit to add the link!