Algae Problems

Discussion in 'Algae' started by sush, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. sushNew MemberMember

    How to scrap algae from aquarium? Can fishes be harmed due to algae formations?
  2. AndromedaValued MemberMember

    The best way to naturally control your algae would be to get an algae eater,such as a pleco or some otocinclus.
    Bristlenose Plecos or Clown Plecos are great choices as they don't grow as large as a common pleco.
    Additionally, keep direct sunlight away from your tank and limit the hours you leave your tank lighting on as it will spur the growth of algae.
  3. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    Do not get an algae eater to control algae you will just give yourself more work. Only get one of you want that fish for a different reason then just controlling algae.

    Algae will not harm your fish you can ise a glass scraper to get it of the glass but the best cure is prevention.
  4. CulpritFishlore VIPMember

    Get some nerite snails! Best algea eaters ever imo.

    Nope, just scrape or scrub it off!
  5. AndromedaValued MemberMember

    My bn pleco has seriously reduced my workload and algae problem. Also, very entertaining fish. I think it's very much worth it.
    (as long as you take the excess excretion into account)