What eats green hair algae?

Discussion in 'Algae' started by sterling, Feb 26, 2009.

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  1. MTips18

    MTips18 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    i've seen, at least in a few tanks, nothing seems to touch it after about a 1/4 inch, you have to get in there your self at that point and trim it down
     
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  3. fishcrazy

    fishcrazy Astrea Snail

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    I have four tangs- clown, yellow, powered brown, and naso- none of them will touch it. My turbos and blue legged crabs help out though
     
  4. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Any chance you can post a picture of this "green hair algae"?
     
  5. sterling

    sterling Peppermint Shrimp

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    Alright so this is the GHA that im talking about. Im pretty sure you can see it on the grass; hopefully this works.
    I really want to get a grip on the algae before it takes over, if you know what i mean.

    Heres a list of what i got:
    CUC:
    - 12 turbo snails
    - 3 XLARGE turbo snails
    - 5 hermit crabs

    britsletooth tang
    maroon
    banggai cardinal
    flame hawkfish

    Im certain that I have to increase my cleanup crew but I dont know what is best to buy, also considering I have this breakout of GHA.

    What do the xprts suggest?
     

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  6. CuddleFish

    CuddleFish Astrea Snail

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    I've read that it'd best to just remove it yourself, Not entirely sure how long it is in your tank but seems like it would be a good remedy.
     
  7. {Nano}Reefer

    {Nano}Reefer Dragon Wrasse

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    that kind of looks like briopsis to me...
     
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  9. sterling

    sterling Peppermint Shrimp

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    Well its about 2-3mm in length on the glass.
     
  10. chulls

    chulls Plankton

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    I recently added a rabbitfish to my mix and with my cowrie the hair is getting mowed down big time. I'f I could only get rid of the tiny green menace I'd be a happy guy.
     
  11. crazytang

    crazytang Plankton

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    Get a couple turbos sterling. My GHA went down, down down after I got 3 giant turbos on sale at my LFS.
     
  12. 10acrewoods

    10acrewoods Fire Goby

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    find some calupra but then you have to trim down the calupra. if you have a fuge then grow it in there and it will eat up the nutirents that the hair algae feeds on. sometimes it is better to fight fire with fire. then if you feal your calupra is getting out of hand then you can get a tang. But then it is a hit or miss if they will eat the algae. The again sometimes it is best to wait and do water changes. But things that might eat algae are chiltons tangs lettuce eating nudibranch hermit crabs(they are mostly pickers) ceirths turbos and astirias. good luck