Is this algae?

  1. dennisbro Member Member

    I have some dark spots on one of my plants and on one of the decorations, Is this algae?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  2. el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    Does it rub off? If so, then yes it's brown algae (diatoms).

  3. dennisbro Member Member

    Yeah it rubs off.
    Is it bad?
  4. el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    No, it's very common in new tanks. You can just rub them off. A couple of nerite snails would gladly eat them for you as well.

  5. dennisbro Member Member

    Oh yeah I might pick those up soon, thanks for reminding me. BTW the hitchhiking snail is nowhere to be seen, so I don't know own where it went.
  6. dennisbro Member Member

    Guess what? The hitchhiking snail just appeared outta nowhere and is just chilling on the side of the glass.