I started growing a SCOBY from a bottle of GT's Kombucha a few weeks ago and I was able to move the SCOBY to a new batch of tea 4 days ago (it sank to the bottom). I checked on the kombucha today and saw that another SCOBY was already forming on the top but it looked like it might have mold on it so I took it out. I did add about 20% of the kombucha from my previous batch (the one that I used to grow the SCOBY) and I have had it covered with a cloth.
When it was still in the jar it looked like it had some gray spots but now that I took it out of the jar it doesn't look like mold but I still wanted to get some opinions on it to see if the batch is still ok.
Here is a picture:
There is also a dark thick strand of the darker stuff that's floating at the bottom of the jar so I scooped some out and that's what the big dark spots are in the picture.
Does this look like mold and if not should the batch be ok?
EDIT: The dark stuff that was on the bottom floated to the top so I got a picture of it.