Purple algae?

  1. Xavierdickenson

    Xavierdickenson Initiate Member

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    In the past week a red/purple colour has formed on the bamboo I have in my tank. It's only on a few of the sticks. There is also little black dots on it. Any ideas what it is? Dangerous?
     

  2. Skyy2112

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    Is the leafy part out of the water? If not it can cause them to mold. I would move them out of your tank temporarily.
     

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    Xavierdickenson

    Xavierdickenson Initiate Member

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    They're not actually live. Their just dried bamboo with weights on them
     
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    Hmm. Perhaps a bacteria bloom even though its not live? (Similar to growths on driftwood?) not sure about purple though. Bump
     
  5. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

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    It probably is bacterial. They're likely feeding on the rotting fibres in the bamboo.
     
  6. dandelion

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    It is definitely rotting or something is feeding off of it. I had a dried bamboo stick in a betta tank once and the same thing happened after it was in there long enough. I would definitely remove to prevent it from spreading.:;soldier
     
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    Xavierdickenson

    Xavierdickenson Initiate Member

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    Sure. Thanks guys
     

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