[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: NFC: Adopt-A-Tank help needed on blue green algae, overfeeding
The blue green algae will not respond to antibiotics, and is being
caused by a high level of pollution, likely overfeeding. You have to do
something about that. It does, also, like high-light -- are you getting
a lot of sunlight or somesuch from somewhere? An antibiotic is a
dangerous short term solution -- look into solving the problem before
you put a temporary patch over it.
IndyEsox at aol_com wrote:
> My Adopt-A-Tank at the library still has what I believe to be a Blue-Green
> algae problem. I've done weekly 50% water changes, added no fertilizer,
> thrown away infected plants and it comes right back. Saturday I did a 60%
> water change and cleaned all the glass; by yesterday afternoon it had grown
> back three inches up the side of the tank and is now growing on the gravel.
> Lots of plants are doing great and I don't think having six fish in a 29
> gallon aquarium to have too large of a bio-load.
> As I understand it, Blue-Green Algae is actually a bacteria infestation of
> some sort. Guess I will have to resort to some sort of antibiotic.
> Suggestion needed and appreciated.
> One of the reasons I suspect it has not been yet contained is that I suspect
> the staff is overfeeding the fish. One of the reasons I think they do this
> is they are afraid the single darter is not able to compete with the larger
> and quicker other natives for the food. Guess I will have to threaten them
> with Robert Rice's suggestion of only feeding the fish twice a week.
> Chuck Church
> Indianapolis, Indiana USA
Joshua L. Wiegert
NFC Lists Administrator JLW at pi_dune.net
www.geocities.com/RainForest/Jungle/1680/ owner-nfc at actwin_com
ICQ 69553561 AIM UID: Etheosoma
Feel free to contact me by any of the above means for any reason.
tIqDaq HoSna' tu'lu' nIteb Qob quD jup 'e' chaw'be' SuvwI'
NFC Lists include the main 'NFC' list, 'NFC-Digest,' 'NFCBreeders' and
Fish Wish List (FWL). To subscribe to any of these, e-mail
Majordomo at actwin_com with the command subscribe <listname>. To
unsubscribe, use the command unsubscribe <list>. Help returns a list of
other commands, or feel free to contact me at Owner-NFC at actwin_com. All
lists are @actwin.com. Come join us and chat about our native fishes, or