Subject: Re: Black algae covering plants
by Julie123 on 25/11/2019 18:24:22
Hi all, I’m new here and just looking for some advice. I have a small freshwater tank with a few White Cloud Mountain minnows and 4 amano shrimp. All are doing well (aside from a rogue snail getting in on a plant and producing lots more!) and 2 shrimp are pregnant!
My main problem is that the plants are covered in dark algae, and the glass tends to get green in areas too. I do a 20-25% water change weekly and have tested the water using Tetra 6in1 strips and all levels are in the safe zone.
Is there anything I can do? I was thinking of replacing the plants, is that ok to do? Sorry if it’s a silly question..only ever had the obligatory fish from the fair before these.
Thanks in advance
I should add that I also use the Pure aquarium balls