big_sw2000 wrote: Is this defiantly staghorn algae. Out of nowhere half of the leaves have been devoured down to the middle stem. The next morning, we found fewer slugs, but still enough to cover the bottom of the bowl. Reducing the amount of light that shines on your aquarium can slow or even stop Staghorn algae from appearing altogether. My Light is on a timer, 8 hours a day. They are easy to diagnose as their growth habit looks a bit like the horns of a stag. I can’t wait to teach you about the hobby! When we first discovered them, we (OK — my husband) scraped hundreds of them into an old coffee can containing ammonia. Think you have black beard algae in your tank? This is what has worked for me every time. I fully expect that they will eventually return. Staghorn algae, circled in red, looks more like the antlers of a male deer – hence the name. Thanks .. it seems the algae still sticking around even spot treatment. 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It, along with elkhorn coral and star corals (boulder, lobed, and mountainous) built Caribbean coral reefs over the last 5,000 years. If so, you are basically encouraging an algae bloom! If it’s a lot, you might want to manually remove it, doing a small area at a time so you don’t gunk up the rest of your tank. Not only does it kill Staghorn algae, but it will improve the growth of other plants in your aquarium. GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. I found this article on Staghorn algae,Thank You! Together, they have five children. Or, contact our editors by emailing moderator@scng.com. I also did a 2 day blackout and a few drops excel on 2liters bucket for my US fisside and some turn red and some green hair algae gone. In under a week, you should notice the Staghorn algae beginning to die. This is episode 10 in my algae series. Using it is simple – just follow the instructions and make sure that your water flow is adequate to deliver Excel to every corner of your tank. 231; https://ucanr.edu/sites/RiversideMG/, mgsanbern@ucanredu; 909-387-2182; http://mgsb.ucanr.edu/. Although they can look unsightly, algae are not … When these algae die, the coral bleaches, turning white as it starves. Yes, a good spot treatment of hydrogen peroxide will also work really well. This video does a great job of capturing this “before and after” affect that this plant can bring, regardless of where you’re planning on hanging its base. How did you get rid of Staghorn algae? The staghorn has three main parts: the root ball (which is usually mounted on a board or other object); the shield fronds, which cover and protect the root ball; and the antler fronds. In appearance, these algae look very similar to black beard algae. i really need help. A: Your photo shows dark green leaves with brown tips and margins. I couldn’t see anything but shiny silver stuff on some of the leaves, like snail or slug goo. Hi i have a 60L aquarium so tge 1st time i dose spot dose ml for 40L. Introduce CO2 to your aquarium by dosing with Seahchem Flourish Excel, which is a simple additive that provides your plants with a source of carbon, and, as I discuss later, can kill Staghorn algae. The stage horn was dieing. Staghorn algae most commonly grows on plants, although I have seen cases where it attached itself to rocks, aquarium decorations and even a filter pipe. I've been keeping fish for over 30 years and currently have 4 different aquariums – it's an addiction. I’ve been keeping fish for over 30 years and I am still learning new things all the time – and I’ve been doing this half as long as you. A wild staghorn fern does not grow in the ground. Analyze: On the DATA tab, select Staghorn coral, Star coral, Sponges, and Algae.Which organism was most hurt by increased storms, and why do you think this is so? Q: Attached is a picture of a rhododendron bush with leaves that are brown. We had this issue, and finally found their secret hideaway under a terracotta planter bowl. As Staghorn algae dies, it turns a red or pink color. If the water cools, corals can recover, but too long without the algae, and they’ll die. Isn’t this hobby fantastic? I'm going to write … Also, if you leave Staghorn algae to grow thick enough, it can block out light from any plants that are unlucky enough to be underneath it. Move the staghorn to an area with better lighting if it is browning or yellowing out. Q: Our 50-year-old staghorn fern is slowly dying. Joined Dec 16, 2004 Messages 373 Reaction score 0 … While it may not be harmful to fish, Staghorn algae can definitely have a negative impact on your plants. Still doing 5ml daily dose. A Staghorn fern is a type of green, leafy plant that needs plenty of water to thrive. I’ll have to test my tap water to see if something changed there. Thank you very much very helpful article – great pictures, explanation and advice! Just after 2 days, you will see the algae will start dying off. I have only seen algae eaters chomp on it when it’s completely dead. However, I don’t recommend it to beginners. Not noticing any change or want quicker results? Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. Then how about 2nd dose? But don’t shroud your tank in darkness just yet. It is in the same location, in the shade facing north. The 1st 2 time i use 5ml then 1.5 for 2 days. However, after Staghorn algae dies, it is not uncommon to see shrimp feast upon its remains. Don’t be fooled by the color, Staghorn algae is actually a member of the red algae family. Green algae tend to react much more slowly, and significant damage may only be visible after as long as a … I would love to hear your experience with Excel. If it’s a little, it will slowly break up and go away on it’s own, with much of it being trapped in your filter. I cut the giant root base in half because it was all dead material. What Is Brown Algae and the Best Way to Remove it From Your Tank, Identify and Beat Black Beard Algae (In just a few days! And, I can understand why – fully grown Staghorn algae looks like a wiry beard. In my case, I've had to deal with hair algae, staghorn algae, and black beard algae. Their edible landscape consists of an ever-changing variety of fruit trees, herbs and vegetables. Nothing was helping with the staghorn over taking everything. And below, you see the same Staghorn algae the day following just one spot dose of Excel…. You can identify Staghorn algae by its branching growth. Thanks. Spot treating is the way to go – it can completely kill Staghorn in as few as two days. How to control fuzz/hair/thread algae (filamentous algae) Hi, I’ve been keeping nano tanks for years now and this is the first time I’ve encountered stag horn algae. Although algae is a critical component of a healthy aquatic system, it can often take over a planted or fish only system giving the appearance of an unhealthy unkept tank, frustrating the hobbyist, and in some cases even leaving the hobby altogether. Not to mention that it looks ugly! What is it and what can I do to prevent this from reoccurring? When the majority of a common staghorn fern's leaves, or fronds, are dried out, the fern is probably dead. 26 likes. its too soon to tell, but i think the staghorn algae is now somewhat dormant after heavy dosing of nitrogen in addition with the normal dosing of trace, potas and phosphorous. In this article I want to write about my experience with Staghorn algae; scientific name "Compsopogon sp.". I'm not writing a definitive guide to how to eliminate this algae from your aquarium. These brown shield fronds should not be removed. It’s plaguing my 30 gallon planted community tank. If your staghorn fern is losing leaves, there’s a good chance that something is wrong in the environment, not that a disease is responsible. It hasbeen said before that algae control is nutrient control and that fact will becomemore obvious as you read on.Many hobbyists see algae as an invasion. Is the entire plant red/pink and dead? I’ve had aquariums for 60 years and I have never seen Staghorn Algae in any of my tanks, but I have seen it in other peoples tanks. If they show this discoloration, you can stop the treatment. Many shrimp, and some other algae eaters, will happily eat dead staghorn algae until there is none left. Thank you for the kind words, I hope it solved your staghorn problem! The staghorn was most affected since it was less resistant to storm damage 4. Bleach treatment can help you out in tackling these algae. Maybe you never turn it off. Predict: In the Caribbean, water temperatures typically range from 24 °C to 30 °C. I have been doing my tank with Excel and it works great. Nikki . Straight forward and easy to understand. Sometimes the surface soil will be dry with mud just a few inches below the surface. I can’t think of any downside to this except having to replant each plant, which depending on how much the staghorn algae has spread, may be a few of them. At this point, take care not to overwater, and refrain from fertilizing until warmer weather. Let’s compare the two during their early stages of growth…. It’s good to see that the solution for Staghorn Algae and Black Beard (Hair) Algae is the same. Lol, helpful, too. We invite you to use our commenting platform to engage in insightful conversations about issues in our community. My question is….Is it safe to use Excel Flourish with baby shrimp? You may have to do a bit of detective work to figure out where these marauding mollusks are hiding during the day. Although we do not pre-screen comments, we reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable to us, and to disclose any information necessary to satisfy the law, regulation, or government request. You can go even further. Thank you, I found this to be informative and very helpful. The green hair algae might have to be manually removed, depending how long the strands are, and where it’s attached, you can probably remove it with a toothbrush. I guess the big concern would be any fish you have. They are 31 days old. Don’t run a CO2-injected tank? It has quit producing new growth. They differ from BBA (Black brush algae) in that BBA has a finer texture and usually darker color. Staghorn algae appear as thick grey hairs on the edges of leaf margins. Up front, I do not have personal experience adding liquid co2 while injecting it at the same time. Not noticing any change or want quicker results? Doing so can give new life to your plant. However, this is not a scientific article. Here's how to fix it (In just days! Your email address will not be published. In addition to balancing your lighting and CO2, there is one product above all others that I recommend for combatting Staghorn algae…. The survival rate was as expected. belong to the group of red algae. My papaya plant was looking great with tons of new foliage, really taking off for a small 3-foot plant. In the blue circle, you have black beard algae, resembling the tightly packed clusters of bristles you find on a makeup brush. Amano Shrimp and and nerite snails dont seem to be touching it. If you immerse a piece of these algae in alcohol it will assume a red color. Total 4 days the algae still around. https://m.facebook.com/groups/8673790658?view=permalink&id=10156747553320659. Can I use the liquid co2 to combat the staghorn aswell as my co2 injection ? We don’t get many Easy-Life products over in the US, they are difficult to track down. Morning sun can be tolerated for a few hours. Your comment will appear after it is approved by our staff. These provide important habitat for other reef animals, especially fish. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Spot treating is the way to go – it can completely kill Staghorn in as few as two days. You will have to forgive me and use your imagination. As soon as you notice such discoloration you can stop the treatment. While it is invert safe (shrimp) I can only say anecdotally how it would affect baby shrimp. Staghorn … Pasadena blames gangs, as leaders address increases in violent crime. …So tiny, it can easily be missed among the much larger plants in your aquarium. it is (definitely) defiantly staghorn - here are three different pics of diffrent plants all showing that dreaded black antler effect. While your shrimp might nibble on it here and there, they won’t eat it to the point that it is eradicated. Check out our detailed guide on aquarium timers for more information, including which timer is best for your aquarium. Check out our black beard algae guide – with pictures and instructions on how to get rid of it! They should be kept in a location where the temperature does not fall below 50 degrees or rise above 100 degrees. I also have SAE and oto who love munching algae but not the staghorn algae. Aquascaping group in Saudi Arabia. Step 2 Let the plant dry between waterings. Below you see Staghorn algae before being treated with Excel. Steve. Spot treating involves using a pipette or syringe to apply Seachem Excel Flourish directly to the algae. It all depends on how much algae there was and what you have in your tank. A properly mounted staghorn may not look like much in its youth. Before joining the master gardener program, she worked in the biotech industry and in biomedical research. Algae willtake over a tank when there is an imbalance of nutrients in the environment. Now left a few stings for green hair algae and some staghorn around. This type of leaf damage can be due to inadequate or over-watering, overfertilization, or salt accumulation in the soil. It’s a more extreme treatment, but it has proven to kill Staghorn algae time and time again! Your email address will not be published. some kind of algae but i couldn’t be sure. Staghorn Algae are extremely difficult to get rid of, wherein manual removal doesn’t work most of the times. we thought it might have aphids so a week ago we sprayed it with malathian. In under a week, you should notice the Staghorn algae beginning to die. The staghorn fern looks dead with no growth on the too 1/2 of the hanging basket. Now my question, should I up the CO2 injection a bit, while keeping it safe for the fish & shrimp in the tank, until I start to see the Staghorn turn pink, or with this just happen over time since the CO2 system is only about a week old. But as Staghorn algae grows, it becomes a bit more spindly…, As Staghorn algae continues to grow, it can completely cover a surface. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just add a fish to your tank and have it get rid of the Staghorn algae for you? It’s a lot harder to make a mistake with flourish excel. Dry Leaves. I'd say start changing 15% of the water every other day. Laura Simpson has been a master gardener since 2002, and a master food preserver since 2015. Staghorn algae are extremely unsightly in the aquarium, grow on the edges of plant leaves and hold onto practically every surface. Today, I am going to show you how to identify it, get rid of it and stop it from coming back! I have been keeping fish for over 30 years. I just started running a pressurized CO2 tank, through an inline diffuser, into my Fluval 207 filter return line. Staghorn algae is often confused with black beard algae. 3. There is another plant approximately three feet away that has normal leaves. Once I spot treated a few leaves with liquid carbon, I saw the algae change colors and the algae eaters would pick off the dying algae. Any nutrients that the Staghorn algae consumes are not being used by your aquarium plants. Here’s how to contact the Master Gardener program in your area. If your CO2 levels are too low or fluctuating, you are creating the perfect environment for Staghorn algae to grow. In fact, if you let your Staghorn algae grow to ridiculous proportions, many fish and shrimp explore its long and bristly growth. Be mindful that this will work on algae and similar, but won’t kill some hitchikers such as snail eggs. I know many people use a 50/50 solution, but I have some sensitive plants and find the 3:1 works better for me. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Your staghorn is likely entering a dormant phase and will stop growing until the springtime. I’ve heard that small amounts of hydrogen peroxide will help. You can use a plug-in aquarium timer to automatically turn your lights on and off each day. I've had success controlling staghorn algae with Seachem's Excel, but I'd rather not have to use such chemicals all of the time. It seems that it has appeared over night. Have questions? Looking for more gardening tips? Eventually, our slug problem went away. Start removing the algae with a tweezers or with your hand to remove the algae completely from the tank without leaving any behind, if any shall be left behind, it will eventually die off. As Staghorn algae dies, it turns a red or pink color. ), Aquarium water turn green? Thanks for the update. When fully grown, the two also look quite different, but unless you compare them side by side, it’s easy to see where the confusion comes from. Staghorn Fern with Brown Tips. Is there anything we can do to save it? But as it grows, Staghorn algae will compete with your plants for nutrients. I really enjoy your column. They are \"like weeds\", choking outthe good plants and just generally messing up the tank environment. When this happens, it almost looks like an old, messy beard…. There are a few products available that can help you remove staghorn algae if it becomes a serious problem in your tank. thanks. Staghorn algae (Compsopogon sp.) If you need a follow up dose, I tend to do the same amount of h202. This branching growth, if left unchecked, can take over your entire tank! These fronds start out green, but eventually turn brown and dry up. The dead algae are quickly eaten by … I have seen many newbies nuke their tank by either incorrectly applying it or following a youtube video that gave incorrect advice. Algae Guide. They can be hard to remove by hand. No doubt algae has been the reason some have gotten out of the hobby entirely. Products such as power heads have been specifically designed to improve water flow by giving it an extra push around your aquarium. For some It did turn red. Algae is the bane of any aquatic system. It is in the same location, in the shade facing north. Thank you for this article it’s been very helpful and informative. Q. staghorn fern dying. Fully grown black beard algae, on the left, is dense and bushy while Staghorn algae, on the right, is sparse and wiry. Would there be any adverse effects, other that disturbing the setup of the tank and having to replant whatever I pull out to give a bath. I finally picked up a bottle of excel and starting dosing. Ok so would you do a mixture 50/50 water & peroxide, Or just 100% peroxide dip? This is a totally normal part of the staghorn fern life-cycle -- in fact, this is one of the most common misconceptions in staghorn fern care. Great article. In fact, it often looks more like a beard than black beard algae does. I've been having staghorn algae problems for a long time. With climate change, ocean acidification, pollution, invasive predators and good old fashioned physical damage from human sources to contend with, coral reefs have been bleaching and dying en masse for the past 40 years. One of the most discussed topics on the web is how to get rid of algae. This is the result 3 days later. The best light is bright but indirect. Alternately, rather than spot dosing, could I pull the affected plants out an do a bucket dip with an Excel / Water mixture to treat the entire plant? I’ve already got other Flourish products (Iron, Comprehensive Supplement) so now I’ve got to get Excel and give it a try. Continued spot dosing saw this outbreak clear up for good! It almost feels like Staghorn algae appears by magic. i was not previously dosing nitrogen as the demand for it was met by water changes, my tap water contains approx 5ppm of nitrate, fish waste and food. Thanks for your help. A member of of my local fish club has used flourish excel while the shrimp were breeding and with baby shrimp. There are three common causes of Staghorn algae…. It could be your CO2 canister is running low, there is a blockage, a leak, or you are not injecting the correct amount. I am raising some Caridina shrimp in a tank that has developed a few patches of staghorn algae that looks like pubic hair! Water changes, peroxide, changed lighting schedule, adding more plants, adding co2. The addition of liquid carbon to the water turns the algae white or pink after a few days of treatment and they die. A lot of people says its staghorn https://m.facebook.com/groups/8673790658?view=permalink&id=10156747553320659. However, this algae can look slightly green depending on your lighting setup. It starts out looking like a sapling in fall – you know, the ones that lose their leaves…. Staghorn ferns should not get direct sunlight. Isn’t surprise algae the worst? I treated wth spot treatment daily 5ml. It has been like this for about 1 month. If your aquarium has more light than your plants can use, Staghorn algae will happily take over. I have tried dosing excel, spot treating with hydrogen peroxide and most recently popped in a few osmocote root tabs ... thus far have not tested nutrients. A brown shield frond does not mean your staghorn fern is dying, and dried shield fronds should never be removed! The shield fronds are green at first, but eventually turn brown. Make sure your plants get the proper amount of Nutrients. If you are doing a bucket dip, I recommend looking into h202. The plant gets 1-2 hours of direct sunlight, and then indirect sun for the rest of the day. You see, it’s entirely possible that the Staghorn algae outbreak that you are experiencing is growing in a dead zone. F. FoundMoney Member. It becomes weak and more vulnerable to things like disease. I'm here to teach you everything there is to know about fishkeeping. In fact, in its early stages of growth, Staghorn algae is hardly a bother at all. However, by taking proper care of your tank, you can prevent Staghorn algae from appearing in the first place. Adjust your watering schedule accordingly. Let me know in the comments below! Staghorn ferns should become completely dry -- all the way through -- between waterings. After reading your article on Black Beard Algae, I had to discover what Staghorn Algae is. Laura frequently speaks on gardening and food preservation topics, including vegetable and herb gardening, edible landscaping and food safety. Lol. A: Staghorn ferns belong to the group of plants called epiphytes (this group also includes bromeliads and air plants). ), How to Identify and Remove Green Dust Algae, How to identify and kill blue-green algae (In just days! Aquascaping KSA. It’s only in a high flow area of one of my tanks and everything has been constant for 6 months so I’m not sure what’s changed it to make it grow. Are you staring at a tangled mess that is growing all over your aquarium plants? Hi Ian, sorry for the late reply. Camping banned under latest order, but what other outdoor activities are allowed? The branching growth of Staghorn algae would not look out of place on the head of a deer. I use this technique to get rid of black beard algae on Anubias plants. Thank you so much for posting this. If you see comments that you find offensive, please use the “Flag as Inappropriate” feature by hovering over the right side of the post, and pulling down on the arrow that appears. Are you sure it’s staghorn? Read More. Also, if your nerites and shrimp are very well fed, they may be less inclined to eat it. Still use full dose? Staghorn algae. One day your aquarium is algae free, and the next your plants have a gray fuzz growing over them. We feed it occasionally with Miracle- Gro and a banana peel and spray lightly every few days more when the weather is hot. Hi Chad, I do a 3:1 water to peroxide dip for 6 minutes. Please help. Nope, Staghorn algae does not represent a danger to your fish. Hi, my names Ian. ), How to Easily Identify And Remove Green Spot Algae. If this plant were in a container, I would recommend flushing the container to remove the excess salt build-up. Have you tried treating different forms of algae with Easy-Life Algexit yet ? And outside of the water, Staghorn algae still looks like antlers! He then dumped them into the compost bin. We might permanently block any user who abuses these conditions. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology from UC San Diego. Staghorn fern (Platycerium bifurcatum) marches to the beat of a different botanical drummer. Email gardening@scng.com. And if you know about photosynthesis, you are fully aware that light is vital for most aquarium plants to survive. The dead algae are eaten by shrimp and other aquarium inhabitants. Any chance you can get us a photo to look at . Unfortunately because of this I don’t have a whole lot of experience with them other than what those over in the EU anecdotally say on forums. I’ve been battling Hair Algae for some time now that was introduced from the purchase of a plant from one of the three LFS in this area. Q: I live in Laguna Beach. It’s easy to see why this algae is named after the antlers of a male deer. Or 1.5ml. Reducing the Nitrate to an actual, real 0 for a few days usually makes it disappear. These spectacular and unusual-looking plants enjoy bright indirect sun, so keeping it in a sheltered north-facing location should provide adequate light. That sounds like you are making progress. If you don’t have ice plant, they are probably all hanging out together somewhere close. Unfortunately, there isn’t enough information here to provide insight into what you may be experiencing, Hello, Ian Sterling. This will be especially noticeable if you don’t inject CO2. The staghorn algae shows up when there is a spike in Ammonia. Some people actually suggest raising the Nitrate levels but that is not my experience. Content found on fishlab.com is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice. Without it, they die. You still want to make sure that there is enough light for healthy growth of your aquarium plants. 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