Please Help Identify This Parasite

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Joey1984!, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Joey1984!

    Joey1984! New Member Member

    Hello, i have these little critters booming in my planted tank. I have been trimming plants that have them but cant seem to irradiate it. The closest research i can figure is hydra? But im not convinced. If anyone could throw me some feedback, id greatly appreciate it.
     

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  2. Junne

    Junne Fishlore Legend Member

    Welcome to FL :)

    What critters are you referring to? I don't see any??? Are you talking about the black hairy stuff on your plants? Thats Black Beard Algae / Hair algae.
     
  3. OP
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    Joey1984!

    Joey1984! New Member Member

    Thank you!!!! I have been struggling to figure out what that is. I will do some research on how to irradicate it. Thank you for your response!
     
  4. Junne

    Junne Fishlore Legend Member

    Yeah its a nuisance - I've dealt with some myself. How long has your tank been running? What is its current occupants? Light/Heavily planted?
    I have found that there are several things that can keep it under control, shorter photoperiods ( even split photo periods of lighting ) phosphate levels, Nitrates, dosing with Seachem EXCEL etc.

    There are lots of different ways to combat it. Good luck!
     
  5. J

    Jocelyn Adelman Fishlore VIP Member

    I would actually vote for staghorn algae... nice spray/dip in peroxide will help clear it...
     
  6. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    I am with Jocelyn
     




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