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I've got this algae growing on a lot of the leaves on my Alternanthera reineckii roseafolia plant. I don't see it elsewhere in the tank, and my ottos avoid it. Any idea what type this is? How should I deal with it? I want to nurse these plants back to health, but ever since this algae has taken over, they seem to be struggling.
 

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I get this happening when stems are too close and not spread out.

Give two inch diameter per planting or diffuse lighting by raising it 4-6inches.
 

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I spread them out as much as I could. My tank is pretty well planted right now, so don't have room to spread them out as much as I'd like. Will those leaves recover, or is it best to just chop them off?
 
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