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Bristlenose plecos are probably one of my favorite types of fish to keep as algae eating fish. On average, they will grow about 12 – 15 centimeters in length, so they are well suited for larger aquariums. You should offer sinking algae pellets and vegetables for their diet as well. They are great for tropical fish tanks. They are quite calm and friendly so they will rarely have any problems being put into a fish tank with other fish.
The Hypostomus plecostomus, referred to as a "pleco" in the aquarium trade, is the quintessential sucker fish. Originating in South America, this catfish is often seen stuck by the mouth to the sides of tropical fish tanks, eating algae. There are several varieties of pleco available to the aquarium trade. Many can grow quite large, so these are not recommended for small (under 55 gallon) aquariums. These need driftwood in their tank for roughage.
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For years, well really nearly 3 decades, my father and I have been raising tropical freshwater fish. Occasionally the tank will somehow acquire a growth of black algae.Have you noticed something growing in your tank?If so, this might be algae. You know you don’t want it there, but you don’tknow what to do about it. Gerber’s Tropical Fish can help. Since algaeovergrowth is caused by excess light and nutrients, it’s important to not onlykeep your aquarium clean, but also control lighting and avoid overfeeding yourfish. PLEASE READ: This video is a year ago. Please don't give me solutions. This video is reference so people know what black beard algae looks like...
EDIT: 7/23/10: The problem has been taken care of. I ended up just redoing the tank since I wanted to change the gravel anyways. I thourougly scrubbed the tank (with a diluted bleach solution) and everything looks fine!
This is my 25 gal tropical fish tank. Ever since I moved to my new house in October, my tank has become infested with a horrible algae problem. For the past few months, I've been doing a partail water change every week along with a scrub down of the algae on the glass. I had to take out all of my tank decorations and plastic plants because it was COVERED in this stuff. I even turn off the flouresent lights for a few days every week, but it doesn't seem to help. It doesn't seem to be harmful for the fish or even the plant. I have two ottocinulus(es?ii?) but its either too much for them to handle or they don't like the stuff.
I'm posting this to see if anyone else has had this type of problem with their fish tank and how they dealt with it. I was told by one pet store owner to completely get ride of everything and start over again, but I would like that to be my last resort.
Edit: Some people I've talked to claim that this is Black Beard Algae and to use Seachem Flourish Excel, get a true Siamese Algae Eater, or scrap the tank....The water in my 5 gallon aquarium has been green for 2 months. I have been changing 25% of the water every day using water that has been bottled for two days and conditioner. I have changed the filter at least 4 times. I have kept the light off most of the time and it is not near a window. If I let the aquarium go for 2 days, the water is so green and murky that you can hardly see the fish. There is no algae visible in the tank other than the green water. This is a tropical fish tank with a heater. The temperature is always in the appropriate range on the thermometer. There are only about 7 small fish in the tank. I have one large algae eater (about 4″ long) that does not seem to be cleaning the tank. I just can’t think of anything else to do. Your help would be appreciated.