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Is Beard algae bad or can i leave it because i like the way it looks
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It will probably spread and start killing the plants as it does, so IMO you should do your best to get rid of it. BBA is one of the more difficult algaes to deal with, too- you should read through the sticky at the top of this forum for some good advice.





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BBA is a suffocater of plants. I suggest, like Lauralee to get rid of it. Try using excel for a spot treatment.


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will Chinese Algae Eater eat it it isnt brown its green
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Chinese Algae Eaters will not eat it unfortunately. Im not sure of which aquatic creature would. I presume starving a molly in the tank will let it pick at it but that wont be that good of an idea.


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i read somwere that siamese algae eater will is that true
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Florida flagfish are one of the few fish that will actually do a good job eating some forms of hair algae; I would not swear to it that they would eat BBA, however.

Pruning away affected leaves and treating with Excel IMO is your best option.





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it on my wood not on plants yet
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