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ouch, bad news, i got a large algae type growth, it is brown, thats all i can say, it is growing on my ornaments, my wall, and my fake plants, i got a large growth near the side of the wall, i'll take a picture of it once i get a camera. It is brown (the color of poop) and it grows in spots, any help?
 

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Brown algae is diatoms. They will go away on their own in a few days to a few weeks. Or the other option, Otos. They love the stuff.
 

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Nope, diatoms don't pose any threat, just look bad sometimes. And Otos are really cute little guys, and stay very small. ;)
 

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i see where your going, wouldnt my tank be a bit over crowded? 7 zebra danios, and i plan on getting 2 bolivian rams, and now maybe i should get like 2 otos? Is this over stocked? I have a 20 gallon high tank with two 20 gallon power filters (adds up to 40 gallons). If i need to i could get more stuff, i got 100 dollars as birthday money so i might get a power head for extra oxygen. But im still worried about over crowding...
 

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Of course not.:) Put the fish's habitual use of different levels into consideration. Bolivians stay mostly on the bottom or mid level and with two small otos, it's not overstocked.
 

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ok so danios are around the same size as ottos. Lets look at it at a worse case scenario, all my fish turn out to be big for there size. That would mean 9 2 inch fish, making 18 inches of fish, plus 2 3 inch fish making my tank 24 inches of fish.... Hmm i need to do more water changes, im just lucky i got double filtration
 

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is it like jelly to touch? if it is then one sign of this is your filter wool giving up- i know from painful experience. change it and up the flow on your filter, your leaving it on 24/7 right?
 
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