Staghorn Algae: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

Staghorn algae, named for its unique branching growth pattern that resembles the antlers of a stag, is a type of algae that can pose challenges for aquarium keepers. Manifesting as tufts of grey-green or blue-green growth on plants, decorations, and equipment, staghorn algae can thrive in a variety of lighting conditions. This hardy algae often arises in environments with imbalanced nutrient levels, particularly elevated phosphates, poor water circulation, or inconsistent CO2 levels.

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Causes of Staghorn Algae in Aquariums

Preventing Staghorn Algae

Treating Staghorn Algae

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