Black Beard Algae (BBA): Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

Black beard algae, also known as black brush or BBA, is a unique type of aquarium algae characterized by its bushy appearance and dark coloration, resembling a black beard. Often seen in tufts of black, grey, or deep purple, this stubborn algae attaches itself to a variety of surfaces within the aquarium, including plants, decorations, and equipment.

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Causes of Black Beard Algae in Aquariums

Impacts of Black Beard Algae on Your Aquarium

Preventing Black Beard Algae

Treating Black Beard Algae

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