Algea, moss or fungi - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 12-25-2012, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
DixyDan's Avatar
 
Smile Algea, moss or fungi

hello fellow fish keepers
im new on this site but i have been keeping tropical fish for over 10years now and i mainly keep plecs. cut a long story short.....i bought a new tank (2nd hand) in Sept this year, all set up and running a external filter, all my plants are fake/plastic. i am finding a like growth on my stones and plants, its a really deep purple/brown, the growth then starts growing like hairs and becomes very thick and visable. i have trawled though pic's to try and identify it and its really bugging me. it does not seem to affect my fish. i have added some pics in my albums titled the same as this thread

DD

Last edited by DixyDan; 12-25-2012 at 12:29 PM. Reason: add info
DixyDan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 12-25-2012, 02:33 PM
Member
 
Boredomb's Avatar
 
It looks very much like Black brush algae too me. How long are your lights on for? Do you clean the gravel at all?? This Algae won't hurt anything.

Boredomb is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 12-27-2012, 04:55 PM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Yes, that is brush algae in the photos. This is technically a red algae, though usually we see it as gray/black in hue.

Harmless as Boredomb said. And without live plants, actually beneficial because it functions similar to plants in assimilating nutrients and releasing oxygen, though not as much as live plants would.

And, welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

Byron.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 12-30-2012, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
DixyDan's Avatar
 
thanks to both for your response, certainly looks the same
DixyDan is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removing algea from live plant leaves/ Good algea eating fish Tetra Guy Beginner Planted Aquarium 11 06-10-2013 03:58 AM
Algea help - what algea cleaners do you use saulat Beginner Planted Aquarium 20 06-08-2013 01:08 AM
Can you break apart moss balls and attach the moss to driftwood? bigehugedome Beginner Planted Aquarium 15 08-03-2011 08:36 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome