Alge

  1. l

    leonem New Member Member

    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. CROWNTAILBETTA

    CROWNTAILBETTA Well Known Member Member

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


  3. clk89

    clk89 Fishlore VIP Member


  4. CROWNTAILBETTA

    CROWNTAILBETTA Well Known Member Member

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


  5. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    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. BamBamSorg

    BamBamSorg Well Known Member Member

  7. f

    fishchick Valued Member Member

    Ottos?
     
  8. f

    fishchick Valued Member Member

    Ottos ok with angelfish
     
  9. BamBamSorg

    BamBamSorg Well Known Member Member

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

    fishchick Valued Member Member

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

    BamBamSorg Well Known Member Member

    Ok thats another good idea
     
  12. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Most otos aren't temp compatible with angels.
     
  13. f

    fishchick Valued Member Member

    What do u do to get rid of algae in freshwater tank
     
  14. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    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.