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Algae Eater Fish in 75? 2 years 6 months ago #63687

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Hello again. I have a 75 Gallon with a small 5-6" Ocsar, with a ph of roughly 8.1

I have been notecing some greenish/brown fluffy algae growing on some of my mopane(?) wood.
Would introducing another fish into the tank become over stocked? and I'm guessing these guys would grow quite large.

Any tips?
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Algae Eater Fish in 75? 2 years 6 months ago #63691

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I have the same stuff grow on my mopani. My pleco totally ignores it
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Algae Eater Fish in 75? 2 years 6 months ago #63695

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An algae eater is not going to take care of that type of algae. Don't let it bother you. Consider it a natural part of the aquarium. I encourage that type of algae growth in my tanks...... except for the planted tanks, of course.

A Pleco would just compound the problem. Not make it better.
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Algae Eater Fish in 75? 2 years 6 months ago #63735

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Does your tank get lots of natural light? Do you keep a light on the tank? One way to reduce algae is reduce the amount of light the tank gets or cut back the hours you keep lights on the tank. Trying to add a fish to reduce something like algae, just increases your bio load on the tank. That does more harm than good.

My oscar is in a 75g tank as well and I have a no-name, inexpensive 48" LED light on the tank, that I keep plugged into a timer, so the light is on 6-8hrs/day. This tank is also up against a window, so I keep a light blocking background on the tank. I have very little algae build-up. Black beard algae will grow on the fake plants over time, but usually by then the plants are shot from being shoved around.
75g a tiger oscar and a green severum
55g community tank with plants
55g goldfish tank
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