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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-04-2006, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy algae in my water

Hi. I have a baby chinese water dragon. We have him in a vivarium (half water and half land). The water has a filter in it, but I've noticed that there is algea growing in the water.

What should I do about this? Will it hurt him if its in there or is he fine? I really don't want to use chemicals in the tank, but they do make aglae killer, would that hurt him? I know goldfish eat algae, could I put some in his tank to eat it, then he can have a little snack too? I'm really concerned, I don't want to do anything that will hurt him or make him stress out. Thanks.
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I don't see any reason why the algae would harm him.

If you want to get rid of the algae anyway, give us a description of the algae and we can give you some options.
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Try putting in some otos (otocinclus). They are small South American fish that eats algea, and they are small enough to be unoticed by your water dragon.
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Try putting in some otos (otocinclus). They are small South American fish that eats algea, and they are small enough to be unoticed by your water dragon.
they might make fast food!

i would look into chemicals.... or heres an idea whem doing routine matnence take out all the water and scrub it out
then when u put it back in make sure water dragon is not in tank for this..
put boiling water into the tank so it should help get rid of the algea...

pics of algea will help a better method come up...

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Snails. That will take care of your viv algae.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 09:18 PM
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dnt worry about it, algea fine, means the water is doing good actually.
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