Please help ID this algae
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Please help ID this algae

Please help ID this algae

This is a discussion on Please help ID this algae within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Hi guys, I've been seeing a gradual increase in this tufty, fluffy, cobweb-like growth especially where there is the most light exposure. I've attached ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Chinese Algae Eater
Chinese Algae Eater
Rainbow Emperor Tetra
Rainbow Emperor Tetra
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Please help ID this algae
Old 06-06-2012, 03:36 AM   #1
eug
 
eug's Avatar
 
Please help ID this algae

Hi guys,

I've been seeing a gradual increase in this tufty, fluffy, cobweb-like growth especially where there is the most light exposure. I've attached a photo of it growing on Java Fern leaves. Upon removal (it comes off very easily), it looks brownish on my finger, and it disintegrates into a mush when I rub it. The tank is still establishing, is currently an empty fishless aquatic garden. Hardness 15 dGH, KH 10, PH ~8. Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_5044.jpg (64.7 KB, 9 views)
eug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 03:41 AM   #2
eug
 
eug's Avatar
 
upon further searching, it might be filamentous diatoms seeing that it turns to mush when I rub it between my fingers - does that sound plausible? I have been seeing the brown dusty type of diatoms already.
eug is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
small "dotted" algae on glass--is it even an algae? yodapoolman Beginner Planted Aquarium 2 04-21-2012 05:02 PM
Algae Eaters eat Algae? MetalArm3 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 28 11-07-2011 06:46 PM
Algae vs. other plants - If it's ok to plant a tank, what's the prob. with Algae? KatG Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 5 11-08-2010 08:46 AM
algae osmanEATSfishy Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 8 10-12-2008 02:01 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:24 AM.