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Old 06-29-2013, 09:48 PM   #1 
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Algae in Lil Sano's tank

I have a two tone veiltail named Lil Sano. He lives in a 5.5 gallon aquarium. It is heated, filtered, and cycled. Recently I discovered that he has algae in the corner of his tank and on top of his betta log. How do I get rid of it and keep it gone? Thanks for the help. Sorry I can't post pis
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:04 PM   #2 
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If your tank has a lot of live plants, you might want to add an Oto (Otocinclus) as they handle the algae problem very well. They also get a long well with Bettas and usually don't grow more than 1.5". I have one with my Betta in my 6g. You need to make sure there is enough algae growth in the tank or supplement it with algae wafers etc.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:41 AM   #3 
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Clean it off manually, then cut back on your lights and/or nutrients. Make sure you're using the right color temperature lights (6500Kelvin). Use as little light as the plants can flourish under.

More plants will starve the algae of nutrients.

Otos like (need) a school of at least 5 to be really happy and healthy.
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Yes, Otos are schooling fish so you would need more than 1.

To clean it off manually, just take a sponge and try to rub it off. I've found that Mr. Clean Magic Erasers (orignal style) rub off algae easier than regular sponges.
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Thanks for the help every one! :D
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