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I received two free banana plants with a recent plant order and fortunately put the banana plants in a seperate tank until I could inspect and treat them.
The next day one of the two had a tough, string like algae growing on it.
I put both plants in a Potassium Permanganate dip for 20 minutes.
The same plant that had it looked ok for two days and then I noticed the same algae growing back.

Any ideas on what type it is and how to eradicate it?
 

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So is it rough to the touch or is it slimy. Do the strands fork or are they long individual strands.

If it is rough and it forks, then its Clado.

If its slimy and not forked, its hair algae.

It COULD be staghorn. Is it greyish in color? If so it must be staghorn.
 

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It is very branched. Not slimy, but I wouldn't say it feels like brillo; but it is very strongly attached to the bananas, not leaves. It is light green in color. And it grew overnight amazingly fast in indirect sunlight.

Does that description help narrow it down to the type?

And, since Potassium Permanganate didn't kill it off, should I try a bleach dip?
 
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