Any fish i could get?
Is the tank a newer tank? Brown/Orange 'algae' usually shows up in new tanks, and should wipe right off. Most 'algae' eating fish will eat that. Have you cleaned the tank yet and do you use a gravel cleaner when you do? What size is the tank?blackmollylover4life said:i don't know the type but it's brown and it's on my gravel
ya it is newFishGirl38 said:Is the tank a newer tank? Brown/Orange 'algae' usually shows up in new tanks, and should wipe right off. Most 'algae' eating fish will eat that. Have you cleaned the tank yet and do you use a gravel cleaner when you do? What size is the tank?
Without a picture we don't even know the extent of the algae. Otherwise: Agree 100%.CichlidCody said:You can't always rely on bottomfeeders for algae treatment, you need to find out the underlying issue as to why you have so much algae growth to begin with before it causes more issues.
okFishGirl38 said:I wouldn't do anything about it. If it's bothering you, you could move the top layer of gravel around with a sponge, but it should go away on its own overtime. Adding fish technically, puts more waste in the tank which, will contribute to algae growth later on. It won't hurt your fish at all, its just a little unsightly. But again, once everything balances out, that should stop growing and go away.
at that point, your 'algae' might be a green color, and will be proportional to the amounts of waste chems in the tank [nitrate and phosphate] and the photo periods [recommended 8hrs on, 16hrs off], SO, in the future, when you see algae growth - instead of adding anything, do a water change and turn the light down [or off] for longer periods of time.
EDIT: since this tank is a new tank, doing a water change won't help the algae because you haven't grown enough waste chemicals to feed it to where it causes problems. This 'brown' type of algae is different, and has to do with the aquarium cycling and balancing out. Which is why I say to do nothing as of now, you'll want to wait until the tank cycles (or until your ammonia/nitrite spikes higher than .5ppm) before you do a water change.
You are aware you just answered to your own thread?blackmollylover4life said:i just recently asked this and a good idea might be shrimp but if your tank is new it should go away over time.
i thought i saw someone else asked the question so i responded with what you guys helped me with but put it on this thread my badMacZ said:You are aware you just answered to your own thread?