View Full Version : excessive algae growth

09-28-2006, 02:31 AM
is it a problem? If yes, what can we do to control it?

Lady Hobbs
09-28-2006, 10:59 AM

Here's a decent read about algae.

09-28-2006, 05:22 PM
It is usually just an estetic problem.

09-28-2006, 08:21 PM
for that excellent information. Thanks also to william for helping me out (as always) and giving me information. I think I will not have to do much about the algae at the moment as it isn't too bad. Are corys algae- eating? I have a leopard cory but will it control the algae growth if they DO eat algae? Will I need more?

Lady Hobbs
09-28-2006, 09:31 PM
Coreys are bottom eaters but I don't know as they do much with algae. You probably need a catfish......maybe a bristle nose or something like that as they remain smaller than those pleco's.

I have little problems with algae but I just wipe the inside down on clean up day with a sponge used for only that purpose.