Simple Ways to Prevent Red Slime Algae Cyanobacteria
Red Slime Algae Cyanobacteria are reddish-brown in color and first appear in your aquarium in small clumps or patches. If left untreated, the algae will spread and form a thick, slimy layer across your entire aquarium.
To prevent nuisance Red Slime Algae from overtaking your aquarium, routine maintenance is extremely important. Here are some simple steps you can take to reduce excess nutrients and organic debris, which play host to Red Slime Algae:
Red Slime Algae are an annoying addition to your aquarium, and once present, a challenge to eliminate. The best way to deal with this red algae is prevention. With a regular maintenance regimen, you can help keep your aquarium beautiful and algae free.
I noticed patches of red velvety material on the substrate of my saltwater aquarium. What is it?
It sounds like you have the beginnings of Red Slime Algae. If left untreated, these patches will grow into an unattractive velvet-like blanket.