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Algae ID

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Since summer started, this algae has gone crazy in my tank. Does anyone have any idea what kind it is? Also there is a fine green algae that is also growing on some of the leaves on my red ludwiga and I am not sure what it is either. The tank has been set up since November and I have never had any problems like this before. Also, would Florida Flag Fish help exterminate this algae? Thanks for any help.


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Looks like fuzz algae (might be other names for it.) A florida Flagfish or SAE will take care of it.
I tried the h2o2 method in my tank. Not only did it NOT hurt the plants, it didn't bother the algae either. Still trying to figure that out as I have gotten rid of the BBA but now have staghorn growing on and in the gravel but not on the plants.
I use a turkey baster to squirt it directly onto the problem areas. It bubbles for awhile but other than that didn't do anything for me.
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