What can I add into my fresh water fish tank to control algae that will not harm my fish?
- Jerry SLv 71 year ago
algae eater fish. reduce feeding and frequent water changes.
- 1 year ago
Any healthy tank has algae. It's a balancing act to keep the algae down and natural plant growth up so it's not annoying and unsightly.
As others have said, you need to work with your lighting and nutrients, including feeding and fertilizer.
Dumping in chemicals to control the algae won't solve your problem. Kind of like dumping perfume on poop. It might not stink as bad for a while, but it will stink worse pretty soon.
- noselessmanLv 71 year ago
Clean the tank, dont over stock, dont over feed, reduce the time you have the lights in the tank on,dont have plant light bulbs if you dont have plant. I use Aquaglow light bulbs, the show the true colors of fish and deco better, they dont keep most plants alive and that includes algae.
If you have a lot of algae, you should try to understand why. It is often a sign that you need to make some adjustmants to the tank. The algea is your freind, it is often trying to help the tank by using toxins to grow.
- Anonymous1 year ago
Reduce light and feeding.