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SinCrisis 12-23-2008 10:12 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 11:28 AM

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 03:45 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 04:12 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 12-23-2008 11:28 PM

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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