Black Brush Algae

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Alternative Names and Variants[edit | edit source]

Black Beard algae, Black brush algae, BBA, Plant hair

Places of growth[edit | edit source]

Usually grows on plants that have low light requirements but are receiving high light.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Long brown hair-like strands, this is the only type of algae that has this look and is rather easily identified.

Prevention[edit | edit source]

Correct ratio of nutrients, CO2 and lighting. Increasing lighting gradually rather than a sudden light fixture change. Preventing its introduction by quarantining all new plants.

Treatment[edit | edit source]

Can be treated by increasing water ph, also by correcting nutrient and light imbalances.
Siamese Algae Eater, and some Skiffia species will eat it.

Uses[edit | edit source]

Some fish will eat Black Brush algae, but usually only if they lack other food sources. Due to its look is usually considered highly undesirable.

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