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Green Slime algae toxic?

Can green Slime algae be toxic?

The tank is cycled but every time i drop a snail in it they die.
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maybe but in mass quantity. I have a feeling it's some other parameters.
Maybe some chemical contamination.


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maybe but in mass quantity. I have a feeling it's some other parameters.
Maybe some chemical contamination.
Well the WHOLE tank is covered with green slime algae, i just did a 50% change on it. gonna try a few more snails and see
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you mean blue green cyanobacteria right? because yes that is toxic
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Yes, cyanobacteria is typically toxic although not all species are. It usually grows because there is a large amount of nutrients in the water. Could be bad water killing the snails. Slime algae is kind of an indicator.

I would gravel vac the bottom to get it out and any decomposing matter underneath it.


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you mean blue green cyanobacteria right? because yes that is toxic
I dont know its Kinda Slimy to the touch and if you rub it between your fingers it looks kinda Stringy. But left untouched it just looks like a Mass of Slime.
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Well its now had its Second 50% change today along with gravel cleaning.
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yeh thats blue green cyano, as spiny said some are toxic some are not, but not worth the risk my friends dog got very sick from drinking out of a bowl with just a little of the stuff
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