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Staghorn algae and spot dosing with h2o2

Did a trial of h2o2 spot dosing on a patch of heavily staghorn infested driftwood and the algae turned pink in about 6-7 hours.





I think the algae is dying and thatís why the color is changing. The Otos and the amanos are yet to clean this off.


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Did a trial of h2o2 spot dosing on a patch of heavily staghorn infested driftwood and the algae turned pink in about 6-7 hours.





I think the algae is dying and thatís why the color is changing. The Otos and the amanos are yet to clean this off.


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I too have started getting some, i did spot with excel and next day h2o2 then next day 80%wc. SAE might eat them, planning to get 1.

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Pink algae is the sign that the algae is dying. It will turn white/transparent within another day or two, and that is usually when fish start picking at it.

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I found spot treating with just H202 and using Excel at regular dosing daily keeps all forms of hair algae away (knock on wood). Hair algae's seem particularly vulnerable to both.
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Yes they turned white and the shrimps started picking on it.

Unfortunately I lost 3-4 Gertrude rainbows in the same time. They were also recently added. Not sure if it was related.

I did a water change after the spot dosing though. All the other shrimps and fishes are doing fine.

Losing the gertrudes was painful though. RIP.


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White in the foreground which the shrimps are picking and pink in the background which will turn white in a day/2.


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