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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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is the green slime in horse toughs algae? if it is i was thinking if scraping some up and feeding it to my shrimps
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by shrimpcrazy00 View Post
is the green slime in horse toughs algae? if it is i was thinking if scraping some up and feeding it to my shrimps
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LOL it must be warm where you are in OK! It is algae but I don't know if it is safe. A LFS here in KS keep their ghost shrimp outdoors during the summer in stock tanks and they breed like crazy. Not sure if that is a positive answer? I am no shrimp expert.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 02:31 PM
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Probably algae. You might want to check what kind of metal the trough is made of and make sure it's not corrosion of some sort, but I would guess since it's made for horses to drink out of it's probably not something toxic.
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Most likely Algae. I'd be more concerned about the quality of the water and try not to introduce too much with the algae into the tank.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 03:53 PM
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If it's a green slime algae it's most likely cyanobacteria (BGA). Your shrimp won't touch it anyway. Look up some images for BGA and compare them.
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