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Is this Staghorn algae?



It’s only on this buce at this point.


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Yes, it looks like staghorn algae. Black mollies will eat it if the molly is hungry and not fed anything else.

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Thanks. Have couple of juvenile mollies in my other tanks that I can introduce and try out.

Otherwise I think the excel dosing will help I believe.


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In my experience overdosing Micros causes Staghorn Algae to appear. Just something for you to think about.
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Thanks. Have couple of juvenile mollies in my other tanks that I can introduce and try out.

Otherwise I think the excel dosing will help I believe.


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It does, it just takes a few days to die off. Mine turned a purple color for a couple of days, makes you think you have a saltwater tank.
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In my experience overdosing Micros causes Staghorn Algae to appear. Just something for you to think about.
interesting observation... I have just recently started seeing this type of algae/hair algae and have upped my micros. Maybe I'll turn them down and see how the tank does for some time

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In my experience overdosing Micros causes Staghorn Algae to appear. Just something for you to think about.

I relate to this. I was dosing iron extra.


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How old is the tank?
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7th week.


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