Is this black beard algae?

Davidh9054

I was cleaning my tank yesterday and I have some rotala floating on the top and I noticed some black fuzz hair type stuff on almost all the rotala floating. On the rotala I have planted in the substrate I don’t see anything like that just the ones I have floating. I tried taking it off the plant and it won’t come off.
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Stripedbass

My guess would be yes. It will kill your plants and spread fast. I use excel in a eye dropper and drop it directly on the BBA and it disappears pretty quickly. I attached before and after pictures after 4 or 5 treatments.
 

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Davidh9054

My guess would be yes. It will kill your plants and spread fast. I use excel in a eye dropper and drop it directly on the BBA and it disappears pretty quickly. I attached before and after pictures after 4 or 5 treatments.
Ok thanks I was getting ready to toss the plants already. Luckily it’s only on the rotala, I have some frogbit and water wisteria floating as well.
 

Stripedbass

Ok thanks I was getting ready to toss the plants already. Luckily it’s only on the rotala, I have some frogbit and water wisteria floating as well.
There’s a good chance it will spread. Excel will actually boost your plants a little too.
 

Davidh9054

There’s a good chance it will spread. Excel will actually boost your plants a little too.
That’s just the flourish excel you mean?
 

Fisch

As long as they are floating, you could pour some excel into a plastic and immerse the plant, swish it through the liquid. Do not let it sit, it just needs contact. I then drop the plant back into the tank. It works pretty well and only needs one treatment.
 

jmaldo

You may also try Hydrogen Peroxide, I spot treat with a spray bottle or a pipette. If it gets too bad then may need to remove and soak for around 3 mins or so.

Good Luck!
 

Davidh9054

You may also try Hydrogen Peroxide, I spot treat with a spray bottle or a pipette. If it gets too bad then may need to remove and soak for around 3 mins or so.

Good Luck!
I might try the hydrogen peroxide I don’t have any of that excel stuff.
 

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