Red Slime Algae


Scientific Name: Cyanobacteria
Identification: a reddish-brown, thick, slimy growth that can spread and cover every surface in the aquarium

Pest Management

Treatment: use a siphon to clean substrate, do a water change, and replace or supplement your filter media
Prevention: Replace aquarium bulbs regularly and keep phosphates and nitrates low in the tank through regular water changes, adequate water movement, and not overfeeding your fish


red slime alage - reefs