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New red dwarf lily bulbs growing mold?

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I bought these bulbs recently and followed the instructions on their description when I got them Saturday January 16 and it hasn't been that long before they started growing this white stuff on it can someone please inform me if this is mold? And if it is should I see about getting new ones or will these ones be fine?

My tank parameters:

Fresh ph: 6.0

Nitrate: 40ppm

Nitrite: 0ppm

Kh: 0ppm

Gh: 30 ppm

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@Immasweetslover mine has the same. This is from coop:

Why is the bulb getting moldy or covered in a fuzzy growth? When organic objects like driftwood or plant bulbs are placed underwater, they often grow a layer of biofilm made of harmless bacteria and other microorganisms. This can look like white mold, fluffy fungus, or short tufts of gray hair is covering the bulb. If you have algae eaters, shrimp, or snails in your aquarium, they will often consume this fuzzy layer for you. As long as the bulb is firm to the touch and eventually starts sprouting, the biofilm is not dangerous to the lily and doesn’t spread to other plants.


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