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Hair Algae

By December 4, 2005

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I have an algae growth in my 20G tank that seems like hair put into it. I searched online for information on that and it seems to thrive on nitrates. I do not have a clue how it got there. I have been careful when introducing any new entity into the tank to wash it well and not to add any water which comes with new fishes. But well, now that its there, I am wondering how to reduce it?

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September 21, 2008 at 9:00 pm
(1) ccnray says:

get a pair of a fresh water kili fish called “American Flagfish” , from wiki:

The flagfish or American flagfish, Jordanella floridae, is a killifish native to Florida. It received its name because the male fish resembles the American flag, with a large black/blue dot and alternating red and black/blue stripes on its body. It is a common, native fish in Florida that is occasionally found in fish stores. They make quick work of hair algae and they may also eat plants in a planted aquarium.

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