Doesn't sound like the pellicle. The pellicle is usually like a coating that doesn't move much and covers the entire surface. You'll know it when you see it. I am not sure where the advice to rack comes in, it doesn't sound on par with anything. These pellicles take a long time to form and do their business.
Event Horizon ~ A tribute to the miracle of fermentation.
Brew what you like. Do this, and you will find your inner brewer.