Is this BGA?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Algae

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-30-2014, 06:00 PM   #1
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 4

Is this BGA?

I have been running a Cichlid tank for about 4 months now. I think I transported some BGA into the tank on a few Java ferns I bought from a local fish store.

I am not 100% sure on BGA. Occasionally it will cover a leaf and in addition there have been little black & green spots on all my gravel and lace rock.

Is this BGA?

Antibiotic Route my best option?

The tank is 65G with 7 Baby Cichlids, 1 Chinese Algae Eater, 1 Zebra Loach, and 2 Gobe Dragons in it.
Large Rock Substrate.
Large Live Plants (Mainly types of Wisteria)

Running Canister Filter with UV Sterilizer and a Sponge Filter Driven by Air Pump.
Dosing Every third Day with Flourish Excel for C02
Purigen & ceramic media in Canister Filter baskets along with Floss and Carbon.
Trhenning is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 04-30-2014, 06:08 PM   #2
Wannabe Guru
jmf3460's Avatar
PTrader: (11/92%)
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 1,180

YEP looks like it to me but the dead give away would be the smell, scrape some off with a toothbrush and if the smell makes you want to barf, then yes its BGA. ethromycin is your best bet.

EDIT: if you have fry (baby cichlids) then I would do half doses twice a day instead of the full dose once a day

Last edited by jmf3460; 04-30-2014 at 06:14 PM.. Reason: did not notice baby fry
jmf3460 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 06:10 PM   #3
Raymond S.
Planted Tank Guru
Raymond S.'s Avatar
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hot Springs Ar. 71901
Posts: 2,655

Look on the algae section/first thread/guitarfish
The shortest distance between any two points is a straight the opposite direction...
Raymond S. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2014, 03:40 AM   #4
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 4

Thanks for the help everyone!

Picked up the Myacin and I begin dosing the tank tomorrow after I take the Ceramic Media/Carbon & Purigen out of the canister filter.
Trhenning is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012