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Re: [APD] What Kind of Algae is This?
> Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 13:00:27 -0400
> From: "Bill D" <billinet at comcast_net>
> I have a kind of green algae that adheres mainly to the sides of the
> aquarium. It is short, a millimeter or so. It can be removed only by
> scraping with a razor blade or similar tool.
> I've heard this kind of algae referred to as "green spot algae" but that
> starts out growing in, well, individual spots, whereas this algae grows
> in a sheet.
> Does anyone have an idea as to what kind of algae this migh be?
I don't know what kind it is. But if it has a texture like velvet,
Farlowella acus will do a great job on it.
We had a 120g tank that developed something like this about a month after
it was set up. Just one of the "algae phases" that tank with old fashioned
heating coils and a gravel/laterite substrate will go through. The algae
was a royal pain to remove. We put a couple of farlies in and it was gone
within a week. Never came back.
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