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Old 10-11-2011, 01:37 PM   #1 
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Algea in my 10 gal?

what do i do about algea in my 10 gal? can it harm my betta? what can i do to get rid of it? i scrubbed it with a sponge already and it came back! O.o ... what to do,what to do?NO RUDE COMMENTS PUHLEEZ!!!
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:43 PM   #2 
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How long are you keeping the light on in the tank? You may have to lessen the amount. Some snails will eat algae, but I am unsure of what species do and what you have available.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:45 PM   #3 
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THE LIGHT CAUSES ALGEA!!!!! OPE! i leave it on all the time except nnight time!!!!! im gonna go turn it off!!!
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:45 PM   #4 
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what type of algae, what color? do you have any photos of it?
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:45 PM   #5 
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Do you have any other fish in the tank?
If not would you like another or do you just want to keep your beta solo

If you don't mind getting another fish, I would get an small algae eater
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:46 PM   #6 
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i only have my betta, i think i may get a pleco,and a snail and a moss ball, possibly. algea:its green and really thin i'll go see about a picture...

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I also believe that overfeeding leads to algae. So you might be feeding your beta to much
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:54 PM   #8 
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i do beleive i may be feeding him too much!!!!
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:05 PM   #10 
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No plecos please - they get way too big for a 10 gallon tank. I love my mystery snails since they are small, but they poop alot so you have to be sure to keep the tank clean so ammonia doesn't build up.

Another good option for you would be 4 or 5 otocinclus. They're great little algae eaters, and only get about 1.5 inches long. They like to live in groups, which is why I recommend around 4. Three is minimum. 4 + 1 betta would be perfect.

For snails and oto's, you will need to eventually supplement when they run out of algae - algae wafers and cucumbers are great for them.

For the cause of it, too much light and overfeeding can lead to it. Try leaving your lights on for about 4 hours, then turn off for an hour or two, then back on for the rest of the day. I hear this helps with algae growth. I don't personally know, b/c I want algae in my tanks with all my snails and otos. Overfeeding can lead to overgrowth of algae because I *think* the leftovers that don't get eaten contain phosphorus which leads to growth. Could be wrong on that though.

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