Hey everyone, I'm just kind of curious if there's any reason to worry about having a ton of algae other than personally disliking it.
I have a 10 gallon tank with a crayfish and a box filter, and since the crayfish eats all of his plants, it only has rocks pvc tubes and a fake plant for decoration.
I'm assuming that since there's no plants for competition, the algae is in a nice environment to run rampant, and I don't see why it would be a problem, but I figured I'd ask.
My crayfish doesn't seem to have changed his behavior since the algae started going crazy, he still scavenges all night, I swear I occasionally hear what sounds like him trying to crush rocks, he loves to hide in his pvc tube or his rock cave, and all of these things were the same for the time before when he had plants and much less algae.
I occasionally see him eating the algae off of the front of the tank(The front of the tank is literally covered with green and brown algae, I personally think it looks kind of cool when it waves in the current, and he eats it so it seems like a nice thing to leave for him) and most of the decor is browned on top with algae, but other than appearance, is there any reason to worry about this?
I also had a small patch appear on the glass near the top that was almost a fluorescent blue green, I've never seen algae like it in my tanks, but it seemed that for whatever reason either him or my malaysian trumpet snails ate that entire section(Theres a clear section on the tankthat the algae was in that they literally cleaned) I don't imagine it would be, but I don't know if this would for whatever reason be something to worry about.
I plan on cleaning the front glass(grudgingly) so that I can see him again without having to find a peep hole through the algae, but I just wanted to ask if there was any really negative side of having a large amount of algae in a tank.