- - blue green algae
|SinCrisis ||12-23-2008 11:12 AM |
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.
|aquakid ||12-23-2008 12:28 PM |
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
|iamntbatman ||12-23-2008 04:45 PM |
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.
|Oldman47 ||12-23-2008 05:12 PM |
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.
|SinCrisis ||12-24-2008 12:28 AM |
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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