Slime Algae: What You Need To Know About The Slimy Algae In Your Water Tank

Slime algae is blue-green in color. It may also be red, brown or black. cyanobacteria are aquatic and photosynthetic. They live in fresh or salt water. cyanopacteria produce oxygen as a by-product of photosynthesis. Once established, blue- green algae are difficult to eradicate. It can be removed first by scratching the glass, scrubbing gravel and plants, and vacuuming the substrates. Regular ongoing water changes and maintenance will delay and sometimes eliminate recurrence. Use of erythromycin phosphate at 200 milligrams per 10 gallon of water will eliminate the bacteria causing sludge. Small amounts of algae are normal, but you are trying to avoid those stinking, slimy sheets. The best preventative measures are to keep the tank clean and regular water changes. Avoid overfeeding fish. This will help you control the excess dissolved organic waste and nutrients in water. . . .

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