How Can I remove the Algae from Flame Moss?

In a Fish tank or Aquarium, Algae is an invasive aquatic organism that brings harm to the Aquatic plants and the Aquatic life in your Aquarium.

Algae grow within your tank or Aquarium due to the Imbalance between the Nutrients and Lighting in the Aquarium.

How can I remove the Algae from Flame Moss?
How can I remove the Algae from Flame Moss?

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How can I remove the Algae from the Flame Moss?

Removing Algae from Flame Moss is not that a difficult task, you can Give a thorough cleaning to the Moss with water – A thorough and gentle cleaning of the Moss with water, can help to get rid of the algae grown within the Flame Moss.

Use a Tweezer or any equipment to drag the Algae out of the Flame Moss – You can use a tweezer or any other equipment that will help to remove the Algae out of the Moss if there is still algae remaining in the Moss after cleaning with water.

Adding Algae eaters to the tank- Adding Algae eaters to the tank is another method that can help you get rid of Algae within the Mosses.

How can I keep Flame Moss clean?

Regular cleaning of your fish tank or aquarium once a week or once in two weeks, not adding too much fish food to the fish tank, and providing the tank only with the required amount of light and temperature can help you keep the Flame Moss healthy as well as clean.

Why is Algae growing in Flame Moss?

Algae grow in the Flame Moss in your tank for different reasons such as,

Too much light or sunlight received on the Moss- Flame Moss or any other type of Moss in your tank requires only a certain amount of light or sunlight for its growth. When the amount of light exceeds its limit, it will cause algae to grow within the Moss.

Imbalance of Nutrients- Another factor affecting the growth of Algae in the Flame Moss is the imbalance of nutrients within the tank. Too many nutrients and a less amount of nutrients cause Algae to grow in the Moss.

Will Algae kill Flame Moss in my Aquarium?

Yes, at times when the Flame Moss is left in the tank for a longer period with the Algae, without taking any care of it, it will cause the Flame Moss to die.

How to get rid of the spread of Algae in Flame Moss?

Regular cleaning of the fish tank or aquarium, seeing that these mosses in the tank receive only a sufficient amount of light or sunlight, seeing that there is a nutritional balance within the tank and in addition adding algae eaters to the tank can help to get rid of the algae spread within the Flame Moss in the tank.

How to Clean Algae without killing Flame Moss?

Cleaning Algae on the Flame Moss without killing the plant will be a simple task. You will have to see that the Moss is handled gently when washing the Moss as well as using other equipment on the plant.

How long does it take to kill Algae from Flame Moss?

Removing Algae from the Flame Moss will not take a very long time if identified in the initial stage. However, if these plants are left in the tank for a longer time in the tank with the Algae in it. It will take some time to get rid of the Algae within the Mosses.

Can baking soda kill algae in Flame Moss?

Baking Soda can be used to kill the Algae in the Flame Moss plant. But using baking soda on the Flame Moss will badly affect the health of the Moss. Using baking soda might also kill the Moss.

Can hydrogen peroxide kill algae in Flame Moss?

Hydrogen peroxide will be useful in killing the algae grown on your Flame Moss plant. But the use of Hydrogen peroxide might kill your Flame moss plant as well.

Most common Algae for Flame Moss

Among the common Algae that grow on the Flame Moss plants are the Hair Algae and the Spot Algae.

  • Hair Algae

Hair Algae grow in any tank when there is a nutrient imbalance. Long lighting hours or too much heat from the lights can be the main reasons the for growth of hair Algae.

  • Spot Algae

Spot Algae are bright green circular shaped spots that grow in any tank with the excess light or excess amount of Nutrients.

How can I remove the algae of fake Flame Moss Plants?

Removing Algae on the Fake Flame Moss plants is not as difficult as on the real Flame Moss plants. You can give these plants and the tank a thorough wash and clean the Algae. If there is still algae to be seen within the plants you can take a tweezer and slowly remove the algae that are hidden within the plants.


The Flame Moss plant is a beautiful addition to your fish tank or aquarium. This Moss is easy to be taken care of too. But at times these plants can be affected and even can be caused to death by the Algae attacks on these plants.

Therefore if you need a healthy Flame Moss plant growing in the tank, you will have to see that these plants receive only the required amount of light and there is a nutritional balance within the tank. This balance will stop the growth of the Algae in the tank.

By Uswatta Liyanage

Hello. I'm Uswatta Liyanage from Galle, Sri Lanka. I am the founder of this website. Since my childhood I'm an aqua plant lover and I have professionally learned more about aqua plants. So I created this site for share my knowledge and experience with all of you. Now you can refer my site and feel free to contact me if any inquiry.