Hair Algae In My Angelfish

75g Discus Tank

Fishlore VIP
Member
Messages
4,500
Reactions
2,103
Location
Houston, TX
Experience
1 year
Hello fellow fishlorians!

I’ve been battling some really bad hair algae. During a feeding, one of my angels swam into the hair algae clump and was trapped for about 10 seconds. He escaped unharmed.

Well, that was a week ago and now I see hair algae coming out from his rear end.

Can it be harmful?
How should I remove it?

It’s kinda hard to see, but its green hair algae coming from his rear end, not worms.
 

Attachments

DutchAquarium

Well Known
Member
Messages
1,330
Reactions
549
Location
Wisconsin
Experience
More than 10 years
While angelfish don't normally eat plant foods, they do on occasion. I've had two angelfish that used to eat hair algae for some reason. I'm sure this is just undigested algae that they ate.
 

smee82

Moderator
Moderator
Member
Messages
6,298
Reactions
2,980
Location
Tianjin china
Experience
More than 10 years
Wait and see if he poops it out otherwise id try peas or pulling it out gently.
 

tjander

Well Known
Member
Messages
1,580
Reactions
525
Experience
More than 10 years
Don’t worry to much about your fish if it’s poo this too shall pass.

IRT your hair algae I recently went through that war. I did a lot of things so I am unsure which did the trick.
I reduced the amount of light time.
Increased the distance from the top of the water to my light.
Gave my most affected plants a hydrogen peroxide bath.
Dosed heavily with Excel for a week or more.
Cut back on flourish and trace elements dosing.
Lots of water changes.

As I mentioned I am not sure what did it but I have not had hair algae reappear in a week.

Good luck.
 

New Threads

Similar Threads

Similar Threads

Follow FishLore!

FishLore on Social Media

Online statistics

Members online
222
Guests online
3,212
Total visitors
3,434

Aquarium Photo Contests

Aquarium Calculator

Top Bottom