Thread Algae: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

Thread algae is a form of algae commonly found in aquariums, recognizable by its long, thin, string-like strands that can attach to various surfaces within your tank. Its green, thread-like structures can grow quite long and form dense, tangled mats if not controlled. This type of algae often emerges in tanks with high or inconsistent nutrient levels, particularly nitrates and phosphates.

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Causes of Thread Algae in Aquariums

Preventing Thread Algae Growth

Treating Thread Algae

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