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post #1 of 5 Old 12-23-2008, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
blue green algae

I recently switched to a new tank and im getting lots of blue green algae. Is there a fish that will eat this stuff? I know its not true algae but i just planted the tank and im afraid turning teh lights off might dmg the plants because they havent had time to be truely acclamated to teh tank.
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-23-2008, 11:28 AM
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I would generally buy plecostomus and chinese algae eaters

I always have a hardy freshwater and saltwater cleanup crew ready to move from tank to tank
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-23-2008, 03:45 PM
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I haven't really come across anything that will eat this stuff (if it's cyanobacteria you're talking about). Better to just remove it manually before it takes over and gets really gross.

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post #4 of 5 Old 12-23-2008, 04:12 PM
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Fish basically do not eat BGA. The quickest way to get rid of it is to stop overfeeding your tank. I battled a bad case in one of my tanks until I went on a 2 week vacation. When I came home the fish were very hungry but the BGA was gone and has not returned. My photo-period is about 8 hours on that tank because it contains lots of plants and they need the light.
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-23-2008, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
well teh tanks not cycled yet... ive been overfeeding it a little to help it cycle with my danios. I'll try feeding less. Im about to go on vacation for a week so i guess that should help witht he ovefeeding. Thanks guys
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