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What is this algae? It’s really thick and stays together when I brush it off….. thoughts? Is there such thing as purple algae? There is like 6 different kinds of algae in my tank so I don’t even know at this point 😅



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On 5/26/2024 at 2:26 PM, Mmiller2001 said:

Black Beard algae.

Man, ok thanks, it is very stubborn and takes a while to get off. Thanks! 


On 5/26/2024 at 2:23 PM, Kunersbettas said:

Looks like diatom...kind of. That appeared on my Anubias before I got an SAE.

Yes, my anubias has a lot of algae on it, but not black beard. Thanks guys 

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On 5/28/2024 at 12:57 PM, Guppysnail said:

If you remove the plant Reverse Respiration will kill black beard algae. It looks purple because it it part of the red algae family. 
Olace the plant in an uncovered dish. Pour a fresh opened bottle of seltzer on it. Allow it to sit in the dark for 9-12 hours. 


Thanks I will check this out @Guppysnail!

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