Weird Stuff Growing On Plants

  1. SunnyAde Member Member

    I have this growth on my plants, any ideas please?
  2. Cheesearmada Member Member

    That looks like hair algae. I would recommend algae eaters as a solution and a water change.

  3. SunnyAde Member Member

    Ok thanks, will perform more water changes.

    Currently have a few snails/shrimp and a pleco for eating algae
  4. Cheesearmada Member Member

    And monitor your lights, that is also another factor.

  5. SunnyAde Member Member

    Ok thanks!
  6. PilotWhale Initiate Member

    What type of Pleco?
  7. SunnyAde Member Member

    Brittlenose and amano shrimps

  8. PilotWhale Initiate Member

    Keep your Bristlenose fed, I've had mine destroy entire carpets if Chain Swords and Amazon Swords. Once I figured out that he wasn't getting enough to eat and fed him more, the Swords started to recover. I don't know why he only ate Swords. Good luck!
  9. Jocelyn Adelman Fishlore VIP Member

    Algae, hot hair algae though... possible start of bba or staghorn.
    what light are you using? How long is it on for? What ferts are you dosing? What size tank do you have?

    To treat next time you do a water change try to drop the level enough to spray the val with hydrogen peroxide. To prevent return we need to figure out the imbalance.
  10. SunnyAde Member Member

    Its a 10 gal tank, got a generic light given on the tank.

    After feedback from here and some research myself, noticed that my light was probably too bright and on for too long?

    So dimmed the light and got it on less frequently.

    The light was on bright for about 10 hours a day if not more? (I blame my GF for that though).

  11. ~EverythingsSoSawbwa~ Member Member

    Following, Im trying to get rid of some hair algae at the moment too. @Pishies
  12. smee82 Well Known Member Member

    Its fuzz algae not hair by the looks of it.

    Hydrogen peroxide can and will kill a few plants so without knowing someones full plant list it shouldn't treated as a cure all for algae.

    Trim off affected leaves and turn tour lights on for 6 to 8 hrs max.

    Also whats your fert schedule.
  13. Jocelyn Adelman Fishlore VIP Member

    I would try the shorter lighting period, don't dim them. Likely case is the lighting isn't strong enough....