So my betta, Gyarados (as pictured in my user picture), lives in a heated, filtered, five gallon tank. It's only been recently that I've begun to notice the build up of algae.
I've looked up information and tried to search through the forums but couldn't find a dependable answer.
Is having algae buildup in my tank bad? I've noticed it beginning to grow on my filter cartridge too and I'm wondering if that's a concern?
Currently I have a single Ghost Shrimp and single Nerite Tiger Snail that serve as his tank mates.
So mainly I'm wondering about the following:
1. Is growth of algae a concern in a tank?
2. Is growth of algae a concern if it's getting on the filter?
3. Should I get more ghost shrimp or nerite snails if it is a problem?
4. Is there anything I should generally know and keep in mind about algae buildup?
I greatly appreciate all replies. Just want the best for my fish.