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Old 10-10-2009, 07:41 AM   #1
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Weird hair looking thing

I found some hair strand looking things with bubbles on it. When I tried to pick it up, it just disintegrates.

This happened today 5 hours after I found my ocellaris dead and after picking it up, it had this hair strand looking thing on it and a clear ooze/slime on it as well. I added some Depont White Spot and Waterlife Myxazin Fin Rot/Ulcers into the tank thinking that it's some sort of bacteria.

My blacksaddleback clownfish, 2 damsels, and blue tang seem fine, but my fire shrimp kicked the bucket as well. It died before the WhiteSpot/Myxazin.

Does anyone know what it is?
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What color is it? If it's re with the bubbles on it then I think it's cyano bacteria. If it's green then is't more then likely hair algae. You should not add medications to your display tank.
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It's clear and is cyano bacteria something that I should worry about?
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Dinoflagellates maybe. I agree, meds really shouldn't be used in the main.
Can you get a pic and post some water parameters?
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It's clear and is cyano bacteria something that I should worry about?
If it's clear it's not cyano.
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