Does maracyn harm your bio filter? Helping a friend deal with a blue green algea problem and using maracyn, maracyn will get rid of it right?
It uses erythromycin which typically affects gram negative bacteria ribosomes, Nitrospira and somonas have a strong resistance to it in my experience (more like gram + structure) and I havent had to worry about using it. Plus they usually make a large biofilm that is hard to penetrate. You should be fine, I didnt see any issues when I was treating my goldfish for almost 3 weeks on it. Others may have had different experiences tho
I treated my goldfish in a tank with 12 others (loaches, ottos, frogs, more loaches) and I didnt see any problem with them. BTW I did edit my post and recommend H2O2 first and some excel (like the 1-2 punch), but I havent tried it yet on BGA. Just would be alot quicker and cheaper to see if it helpsThanks. Is it easy on the fish? How long should I treat for blue green algea
I have used maracyn to succeffuly treat bga in two different tanks. Never ran into any problems. I had kuhli loaches, ottos and shrimp. I would also suggest increasing the flow in your tank. Decreased oxygen levels definitely contributed to it appearing in my tanks.
Will this work