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What algae is this? Its appeared pretty rapidly and regenerates quickly. What weaponry (Cherry Shrimp?) Will I need to combat this? Also, is my tiger lotus pearling? Seems to be. Thanks!
 

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Looks like hair algae to me. Usually forms in a tank when the water is too cold and the bio-filtration stops or in a tank that has an excess of nutrients or is very dirty.

There's are several ways to help get rid of it, but as everyone will say, address the reason why you have the algae then get rid of it, so it doesn't come back.

Will probably need some more information about your tank and your daily regime with it, IE feeding, how much? Fertilizers what kind and how much? What is your lighting like, how often do you change your aquarium water.

But for starters you can go ahead and jack your tanks temperature up between 80-85 degrees, manually remove as much as you can, and then treat the entire tank with some salt (can't remember how much, but between 3-5% solution). One thing to keep in mind is hair algae is natures filter system, it filters out a lot of toxins and produces a lot of O2 in the water, so when you clean it out keep and eye on your fish, you may need to do an emergency water change or throw and air stone in there.
 

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I see, well I feed a pinch of flakes every day once as there is only 9 neons and 4 endlers in there, I have to admit these past few months I have slacked with water changes, I usually do once a week about 1/3 of the water with a dose of tropicas ferts, but I have only been doing 1/2 of the water every 2 or 3 weeks with the same dose, will be back to normal this weekend though, At the moment I have 6 led LED lighting strips and I would definatly say its med/high light, along side pressurized co2 (Green drop checker), I manually remove it but its back in 24 hours, photo period is 12 hours-ish, I think my fish will be fine for o2 as my plants constantly peal meaning the water is saturated already. And 85f / 29c, will my fish be okay? Its already on 26c / 78f, Thanks for your time!

That's actually the algae pearling. wow the string algae has extremely established itself in your tank. Best is to try the one two punch method or some algaefix but once you rid the tank of the algae find the reason why it appeared in the first place

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That's actually the algae pearling. wow the string algae has extremely established itself in your tank. Best is to try the one two punch method or some algaefix but once you rid the tank of the algae find the reason why it appeared in the first place

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Oh right, sometimes there is bubbles streaming from my amazon swords though, same for them? And what's the one two punch method, I've heard hair algae never goes, nuking is on the cards, and yeah its established alright, doubles each day! Thanks
 

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The one two punch method might be your last hope other than nuking the tank. There's a thread here on how to properly conduct the treatment

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