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  1. Algae

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hello, I have a 10 gallon newly planted tank with a beta, 2 panda cats, 1 mystery snail and 1 otto (I have a friend coming for him, his original friend scooted out of the tank and I found him too late - he was in the corner like he scooted up the seam of the tank). I have a narrow leaf chain...
  2. What type of algae is this?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hy everyone! Could you guys help me identify what kind of algae am I facing here? I looked up the type of algaes but i wasn't able to identify it. I have two bets, but I won't say it yet because I don't want to lead you in the wrong direction with it. It grows on my Cryptocoryne and on my...
  3. Weird purple algae/cyanobacteria/something - Help!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    So I've had my little 3 gallon betta tank running really well since December. 1 betta, 2 nerite snails, and a marimo. Did 1/4 water changes about 1 time a week and 1 time a month did a bottom suction (which was about a 1/3 to 1/2 water change depending). Tank basically ran itself. I moved to...
  4. This is weird

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    So I've never in my 30+ years of keeping fish seen this. I have a while Molly that has what looks like algae growing from her mouth and from under her gill slit.. what??
  5. Help!! Orange algae and thick whitish cloudiness

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    My tank was perfectly clear yesterday. This morning I noticed a very small brown patch and assumed it was just a minor patch of algae. I just came home from work to find almost the entire tank floor covered in very orange-looking algae. I wouldn't be too nervous about this except that there is a...
  6. Help! Weird tank issues.

    Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    Hello! We have had a 60 gallon and a 55 gallon freshwater setup in our home for a few years now and have had very few issues that were quickly handled. However, we recently purchased a 75 gallon tank and stand, and have had countless issues with it that I can't seem to understand or fix. We...
  7. Growing Algae

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So I have some Otos, and I've been wanting to grow algae for them, but it's soon becoming winter, and I don't have much sun now. And when I searched online, All I found was "How to get RID of green algea". Does anyone know how to grow algae that I can feed to my otos? Inside?
  8. Help!! Siamese Algae Eater Experts! Please Identify!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hey guys i recently bought three SAE from petco under the name siamese flying fox. They were only $2.50, but having done quite a bit of research i recognized them for true Siamese algae eaters. I felt like i got an awesome deal. But after having them for a month i am not too sure. I'll upload...
  9. Phosphate Issues???

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    So I'm in need of some help... I have always had an issue with algae (mostly green spot algae and a brown hair type that grows on the leaves of my plants). For the longest time I thought it was because of my lighting; that it was too strong or on too long. In my 10 gallon I have two daylight...
  10. How to produce algae in a freshwater tank?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello everyone! I'm going to be getting a 12-14 gallon tank very soon and I'm thinking about what fish I want to have in it. I'm interested in getting a shrimp, particularly the Cherry shrimp, but I don't know how much algae there will be in my tank, as I'm not interested in...
  11. Best type of Pleco for my 60 US Gallon?

    I have a sand substrate, tropical freshwater aquarium at about 6.5-7 pH, 76F, and fairly planted. 2 strong filters. I'm having an algae problem after placing a plant that was covered in green hair algae in my big tank. At first I had this problem in my 15 gallon, which is now dismantled, and I...
  12. Algae Solution

    Hey, I'm getting ready to order a critter or two from Petsolutions for my 10g tank and wondering if a mystery snail, even though they say they are also called apple snails, is a good way to go, especially when it comes to algae control, or rather countering a small outbreak? I was going to buy...
  13. Algae issues in a 10g Tank

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hey, I've noticed a couple of algae that the nerite snails seem to be avoiding. Everything thing else, they eat, but this particular color they seem to be avoiding. On the outside, it looks dark green, but on the inside, it looks brown. Any idea what's causing it and what kind of critters I...
  14. Fish

    Introduce Yourself
    I have seven fish and my new tank came with a lighted hood, seven colors, various settings. (i.e fade, flash, blink between the colors) I like the fade between all the colors. Would that be harmful to the fish? Also the water is murky and not clear. I do have an algae disk in there for the...
  15. White Spots???

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    We have got white spots on our tank. They are largish and almost like snowflakes. We DO have snails and it could be eggs, and I'm considering the possibility of Ich, but there isn't any white spots on the fish. Any help is appreciated.
  16. Algae outbreak but I'm not sure.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    There are many white spots on the aquarium. There are large and small spots on the glass of the aquarium. They look kind of snowflakes. I'm not sure if it's ich or freshwater diatoms, but I need to know what to do before any fish get sick. P.S. There are no white spots on the fish.
  17. When I added seachem flourish I get massive algae bloom?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Every time add seachem flourish I get massive algae bloom in my fish tank? I only had one plant in my fish tank?mi have got brown and black alage growing but I clean it out on the weekend I only use the liquid solution and have gravel in my tank.
  18. Seachem Flourish and Algae?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Will Seachem Flourish promote algae growth when algae are already present in the tank?
  19. Need a suitable algae eater

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    A considerable amount of algae (patchy and brownish) is starting to appear on the inorganic surfaces in my community tank, which has been running for about five weeks. This 20-gallon high tank contains gravel substrate, some smooth river stones, one live banana plant, several artificial plants...
  20. I've got an Algae Problem

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have a bit of an Algae Problem in my 13 gallon Tetra tank. I have 5 Black Skirts and 1 Gold Skirt in the tank, and I had a small Pleco in there with them, but he died on Christmas Morning about a week after I got him. I'm not sure why, I put the wafers in there for him, and he ate them, so...