Cyanobacteria: How To Keep Your Aquarium Clean And Safe From The Harmful Bacteria That Can Kill Your Fish (And Other Marine Life) (Nsfw)

Cyanobacteria are a group of photosynthetic bacteria that live in moist soils and water. The species' structures can be unicellular to filamentous. Some species are colonial. Some can be toxic if ingested by fish or other animals. They can also kill fish indirectly. Phosphate is a major contributor to the growth of cyanobacteria. Regular water changes, maintenance and preventive measures will eliminate a cyanobacterial overgrowth. Another treatment option is the antibiotic erythromycin. It will kill cyanobacteriaceae that cause slimy growth. The bacteria are not eaten by plecostomus and other algae-eating fish. So don't count on them to help. Overfeeding is one of the biggest causes of excess nutrients in fish and algae growth. Small water changes every week or two will keep nutrient levels low. . Do regular aquarium cleaning and water changes. Don't overfeed fish or over-excess light. . . .

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