BMBLSAD Posted October 17, 2021 Share Posted October 17, 2021 Hi all I have a 6g cube with a betta, a nerite and some could-be-healthier plants. The tanks been running for about 18 months, heated and filtered. I do a 25-35% water change every week. About 4 weeks ago, this fuzzy algae started showing up (see pic). It was easy to suck up when I did my water changes. Then about 2 weeks ago these little aquatic critters started appearing on the glass. They look like a tiny grain of rice (see other pic.) What is the algae? What is the critter? And what do I do about it? I just got a 14g cube, new plants, and was planning to move the better, nerite and the plants from teh 6 to the 14 - but don't want to do it if I'm just going to transfer problems from one tank to the next. Not sure if my water parms would help, but here they are just in case. Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 5 GH: 7 degrees Phosphate: 0 Chelated Iron: both 0 (ordered me some easy iron today!) Calcium: 40 (Fluval test kit) Magnesium: 6.1 (derived from the aquasabi calculator using GH and Ca values)) Ca:Mg ratio: 6.6:1 Potassium: 15 (seifert test kit) I know just enough to be dangerous and not enough to be effective. Thanks all! Beth Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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