Nichatka in the aquarium

Нитчатка в аквариуме

Perhaps, it is difficult to find a beginner aquarist, who would not faced with a vexing problem: inside the aquarium crawl into long thin strands, enveloping the existing vegetation and occupying all available space. Braided and smothered aquatic plants weaken and die, beneficial to aquarium inhabitants area visibly melts, and the panorama of the mini-pond is no longer as transparent and open eyes. Blame all these woes in the aquarium is nichatka.

The cause of

Nacada — a species of green algae and parasites in aquarium plants. Under this common title may bear in mind these kinds of filamentous algae, as kladofora or idahonian, Spirogyra or rhizoclonium… anyway, the reason why in the aquarium appears nichatka, performs redundant content in the water of phosphorus and nitrogen. Its influence on the perpetuation of aquarium green threads also have a bright light and, separately, out of direct sunlight.

Fighting niccacci in the aquarium

The issue of how to deal with nakatkoj in the aquarium, one should start with the definition of its type. If the filaments form a branched structure and do not differ in length, we are dealing with kladofora. Thread Spirogyra, on the contrary, do not branch; by touch this algae is slippery and fragile. Idahonian, in the initial stages resembling fluff, recognize the characteristic small «caps» on the threads. Light green clouds of filaments is rhizoclonium.

These types of niccacci as kladofora and rhizoclonium, easy to remove from the aquarium in the truest sense of the word manually. Slightly more complicated to deal with getting rid of atagoyama and Spirogyra: in addition to the establishment of algae from the fish and shrimp should enhance the content of macronutrients in aquatic plants (in this case, the assistance may come such as «Udo AQUAYER Yermolayev’s MACRO+» and «AQUAYER Algosec»).