Green algae???

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Krissbettagary

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My school also has a Betta names Bolt. He lives in a 5 gallon Hex in the school office. I take care of his tank too. Today I cleaned his tank and it has a bunch of bright green algae that is super hard to scrub off. His light is on a timer and is on from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. His water parameters are good, 0, 0, 15. I just did a water change and tried to scrub a bunch off with a tooth brush. Any ideas?
 

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Hello Krissbettagary,

Here is a link that you may find helpful concerning Algae:
https://www.fishlore.com/aquarium-algae-control.htm

I have moved your post to the Aquarium Water/Algae section of the forum to help you to receive more responses.

I think it's great that you are taking care of the school tank!

Ken
 

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is the tank near any type of window/door where sunlight comes in? or is there any food leftover that might not be cleaned out weekly?
 

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Bettas can usually tolerate a little snail friend so maybe he needs one.

-Lisa
 

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Does the tank get sun light and over fed?
 

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Nerite snails are effective for removing green algae, and would not be very intrusive to the bettas territory, so he should be tolerated.
 
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