Question Tetra Algae Control: Should I Use It?

Status
Not open for further replies.

mcloomis

New Member
Messages
38
Reaction score
5
Points
18
so while grabbing an algae scrubber last week, i saw some tetra algae control. it claims to get rid of blue green algae, and while i dont really mind the whole "puts aquarium back a day 1", i am concerned about the big mystery snail because some people say its harmful to invertebrates. should i place the snail in a separate tank?
 

leftswerve

Well Known Member
Messages
1,436
Reaction score
379
Points
108
Location
Texas
Read the bottle
"ATTENTION: Do not use in newly established aquariums less than three months old. Do not use in aquariums with invertebrates or crustaceans e.g. crabs, shrimps, or crayfish."
 

david1978

Fishlore Legend
Messages
13,081
Reaction score
9,340
Points
758
Location
pa usa
Experience
More than 10 years
Didn't we just have a new member that used something similar and killed their fish?
 

mcloomis

New Member
Messages
38
Reaction score
5
Points
18
Read the bottle
"ATTENTION: Do not use in newly established aquariums less than three months old. Do not use in aquariums with invertebrates or crustaceans e.g. crabs, shrimps, or crayfish."
ok. but if i already have invertabrates, should i remove them before adding it in?
 

leftswerve

Well Known Member
Messages
1,436
Reaction score
379
Points
108
Location
Texas
Personally I would think it's too risky because after you use that stuff you would have to figure out how to clean the filter and everything plus if you read about that stuff can kill your beneficial bacteria.
Remove the algae and figure out the cause, that is the safest.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.




Top Bottom