Re: Green spot algae eaters
From: Stephen.Pushak at hcsd_hac.com
> Do your otos spend any time munching on the glass?
We don't depend much on otos. But the farlowellas spend a lot of time
stuck to the glass.
> The other algae which grows on my glass sometimes is green fur algae
> and this is relatively soft. It does not form a dense mass but has
> short, thin filaments upto a few millimeters in length.
Our 120g tank is prone to a velvety rich green algae that can cover
the glass in a week, which it did when I removed the farlowella. I
put it back in and the aglae was gone overnight.
> Could you describe this green spot algae more? (without putting it
> under the microscope ;-) Does it have tufts or hairs and is it
> extremely hard to get it off?
It starts as a little bright green dot and can grow to the size of 2
mm in two weeks. It can be rubbed off acrylic tanks with a soft cloth
and elbow grease but requires something more robust in a glass tank.
At this size, there are no tufts or hairs, just a smooth green spot.
Some of the really old Anubias leaves will get this also; it looks
like someone painted a lighter green area on the plant.