Nerites and Algae? - Page 2 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 04:46 PM
Member
 
tekkguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 589
If my only algae was on a fake decoration, I'd totally just leave it. Helps to make it look more real.

You might want to think about decreasing your lighting to 8 hours and see if it helps it go away ... if you have anacharis growing well in that tank (I tend to have issues with it at tropical temps), you could add more ... that stuff SOAKS up nutrients.

I blame spelling mistakes on my iPad. You should too!
tekkguy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 05:23 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bristol, England
Posts: 372
+1 on decreasing the lighting. About a week ago I bought a timer and set the light to come on for only 8 hours and my algae cleared up quite quickly.
I also have quite a few 'hitchhiker' snails in my tank and they help keep the algae off the leaves. It's just a shame that they breed so much.
ollief9 is offline  
post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
lilyth88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 782
Quote:
Originally Posted by tekkguy View Post
If my only algae was on a fake decoration, I'd totally just leave it. Helps to make it look more real.

You might want to think about decreasing your lighting to 8 hours and see if it helps it go away ... if you have anacharis growing well in that tank (I tend to have issues with it at tropical temps), you could add more ... that stuff SOAKS up nutrients.
The Anacharis started out as a tiny, whispy stem that I got from someone here on the forums. I didn't have high hopes for it, but it quickly grew so tall that I had to cut it and plop the cutting in the sand. They're both growing like crazy now.

I will decrease the light and see what that does.
lilyth88 is offline  
post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 05:48 PM
Member
 
Tikibirds's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Shangdong, China
Posts: 3,819
I had an issue with algae on my plants, added in an apple snail and BOOM, algae is gone and the snail is now the size of a golfball. Its only been in the tank like a month

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1396036_10151774258717861_1754587068_n.jpg

Tikibirds is offline  
post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
lilyth88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 782
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tikibirds View Post
I had an issue with algae on my plants, added in an apple snail and BOOM, algae is gone and the snail is now the size of a golfball. Its only been in the tank like a month
Ooooh, I'd love to see pictures of that fatty snail!! :P
lilyth88 is offline  
post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 06:01 PM
Member
 
Laki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Dartmouth, NS
Posts: 4,976
I actually like the look of algae on my driftwood. I can get a pic tomorrow (I am also on reduced lighting hours so the light is now off)

The algae sticks straight up even though the water is calm. I LOVE it!! I also need money to get more plants to help clear up my algae a bit. I want some though, is that weird? lol

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -N. Mandela
To my journal! http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/j...ourami-592858/
Laki is offline  
post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 06:08 PM
Member
 
Tikibirds's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Shangdong, China
Posts: 3,819




To think he is only about 3 months old and already THAT big. There are also some trapdoor snails in there and he/she is almost as big as they are. I think the snail eats all the pleco's cucumber

I think it depends on the type of algae..I get the icky brown stuff but my sister somehow manages to grow the moss like algae (looks like the stuff for a moss ball) and that looks nice. Although I wouldn't want her water quality with her 2 goldfish and no water changes

Bristlenose plecos are supposed to be pretty awsome at algae eatting too, or at least that's what I have been told.

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1396036_10151774258717861_1754587068_n.jpg


Last edited by Tikibirds; 03-28-2013 at 06:12 PM.
Tikibirds is offline  
post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 06:14 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 294
I love my nerites, I also love my sulwasi snail. They do wonders with the algae.
Naladari is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I need Nerites! OrangeAugust Betta Fish Marketplace 4 12-05-2012 02:48 PM
Can I keep my nerites in this? teeneythebetta Finless Friends 1 07-03-2012 02:31 AM
My bees! jk the nerites are here Karebear13 Other Fish 29 04-27-2012 03:28 PM
Breeding nerites...maybe? PewPewPew Betta Fish Compatibility 17 03-20-2011 01:38 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome