Weird Stuff Growing On Plants

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by SunnyAde, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. SunnyAde

    SunnyAdeValued MemberMember

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

    CheesearmadaValued MemberMember

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

    SunnyAdeValued MemberMember

    Ok thanks, will perform more water changes.

    Currently have a few snails/shrimp and a pleco for eating algae

  4. Cheesearmada

    CheesearmadaValued MemberMember

    And monitor your lights, that is also another factor.
  5. OP

    SunnyAdeValued MemberMember

    Ok thanks!
  6. PilotWhale

    PilotWhaleNew MemberMember

    What type of Pleco?
  7. OP

    SunnyAdeValued MemberMember

    Brittlenose and amano shrimps
  8. PilotWhale

    PilotWhaleNew MemberMember

    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 AdelmanFishlore VIPMember

    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. OP

    SunnyAdeValued MemberMember

    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~

    ~EverythingsSoSawbwa~Valued MemberMember

    Following, Im trying to get rid of some hair algae at the moment too. @Pishies
  12. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    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 AdelmanFishlore VIPMember

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

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