Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria): Causes, Prevention, & Treatment

Cyanobacteria, commonly referred to as blue-green algae, is a form of photosynthetic bacteria found in a variety of aquatic environments, including aquariums. Despite being called ‘algae,’ it’s important to note that this organism is actually a bacteria that performs photosynthesis. It often presents as a blue-green, slimy film or mat that can cover various surfaces within the aquarium such as the substrate, plants, decorations, and equipment.

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Causes of Cyanobacteria in Aquariums

Impacts of Cyanobacteria on Your Aquarium

Preventing Cyanobacteria

Treating Cyanobacteria

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