Discussion in 'Algae' started by leonem, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. leonemNew MemberMember

    I have algae on my plants but not on the glass of my tank. I wiped the plants down and as it is all floating in the water i did a 30% water change thinking i would grab it. It simply settled back on the plants. Also, there are a lot of "particles" in the water. Any ideas on how to control it?

  2. CROWNTAILBETTAWell Known MemberMember

    Shrimp and ottos are good algae eaters and they won't hurt your plants.

  3. clk89Fishlore VIPMember

  4. CROWNTAILBETTAWell Known MemberMember

    Good point, I guess you need to know the problem before you give a solution.:p Sorry.
  5. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Algae eaters aren't a solution so much as a band-aid.

    When you do water changes, are you using a siphon tube? That can help pick up the particles that settle to the bottom.
  6. BamBamSorgWell Known MemberMember

  7. fishchickValued MemberMember

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  9. BamBamSorgWell Known MemberMember

    It depends if your angelfish are big enough to eat them
  10. fishchickValued MemberMember

    Have one prob is darn it , decided to do a black out for algae for couple of days cover tank with blanket
  11. BamBamSorgWell Known MemberMember

    Ok thats another good idea
  12. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Most otos aren't temp compatible with angels.
  13. fishchickValued MemberMember

  14. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    I breed plecs. ;)

    seriously though, cleaner animals maynot be the answer, but they do add to the tank if you like them.

    usually issues that lead to algae are related to lack of water changes, lighting issues, or driftwood or uneaten fish food aka fertilizer.

    is this the tank with the flagfish? If so, i assume this isnt hair algae, theyre supposed to be good with it.

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