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Old 04-21-2012, 09:13 PM   #1 
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I realized in my ten gal tank that there were these weird green things coming from the rocks. It comes of easily and when I tried to take it out of the water, it flaked off! I am sure this is not their food. BTW, my betta seems stressed out because of this and 2 tetras died. at first, I thought it was alge and told myself to get a scraper. as it flaked off though, I got worried. Can someone please help me? Thanks!
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:15 PM   #2 
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You mean a green film? Like algae?

A clear picture might help.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:19 PM   #3 
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It's hard to explain. It seems to also attack the walls, but I didn't know algae flaked off sooooo easily.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:21 PM   #4 
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BTW, that was before. Here is when to started to happen, but is still minor. Can you see it? It is on the grey rock up front.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:34 PM   #5 
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Anybody? I'm sorta worried.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:42 PM   #6 
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My guess is that it's blue-green algae (cyanobacteria). Does it actually flake off (like hardwater mineral deposits might)? Or does it more peel off?
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:44 PM   #7 
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It flaked right off. Does this algae thing stress the fish out? If so, is their anything on amazon I can get to somehow help the matters?
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:05 PM   #8 
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Hmm, the cyanobacteria that tried to take over Ezra's tank peeled off...it formed a sort of...algae skin, weird as that sounds. It also didn't stress him out at all (though I think he did find it kind of annoying, as did I).

The best I can think is to take out the log that it's affecting and scrub it real well perhaps? If you could pick up an algae magnet that could possibly take care of the walls of the tank: they work amazingly well, and the vast majority stays on the scrubber pad of the magnet (you could probably gravel vac the rest out).

Hopefully someone else can either confirm or suggest what else it could be: the flaking part is what has me uncertain...
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:16 PM   #9 
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Something is still bothering Aqua, though. Is it his bully-like tank mates? Also he is clamping ALOT. I mean, he will still spread them out but they stay clamped lots of the day.
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It's possible it's his tankmates, especially if they're bullying him. Does he act lethargic or otherwise seem not entirely well? Or even sick?

The cover in the tank is kind of sparse -- if he doesn't seem to actually be sick you could try adding more plants in there, especially taller ones. Both Aqua and your tetras will like more cover.
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