Sounds good, it can't hurt trying. I'll get 2 and see if they have balloon mollies, the least can happen is I will end up with two more fish.Mollies will and do eat bba, even if fed once every couple days. Balloon mollies are especially lay good for this. Don't know why but they seem to love to graze on the stuff all day long. At work when there's decorations that have bba and spot algae etc on one I throw it in the tank with the balloon mollies and nerites. The nerites won't touch it but I always see the mollies grazing on it all day.
Why is it necessary for the water to be still? After administering the Excel with a syringe, how do you remove your hands from the water without causing the water to move?Hello,
I know how you feel regarding BBA
What you need to do as the first step is to double-check your CO2 levels.. and double-check it again. Is it stable? As in, is your drop checker always a green colour during lights-on. Plants require, therefore MUST HAVE, as close to as a stable CO2 level as possible - major fluctuations in CO2 levels can have a negative effect and benefit algae growth.
Seachem Flourish EXCEL.
Using this is much safer than H202 and/or bleaching!
This is a great product. This kills off all BBA GUARANTEED. The best way to administer this is via a syringe (just a normal plastic one is fine).
1) Turn off filter and all water flow.
2) Fill syringe with Flourish Excel (dependent on tank size - read label).
3) Squirt the Flourish Excel SLOWLY over the affected areas where BBA has taken over.
4) Wait 10 minutes making sure there is no flow in the water - i.e. the water is still.
5) Power up all your filter(s) and pumps.
Then, within 24-72 hours (depending on how badly the BBA is), the BBA should turn from dark green/black to blue/purple/red. Then it will disappear.