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Old 03-27-2017, 09:02 PM   #1
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Algae eating things dying

So last night my pleco bought the farm and today it looks like my snail did the same it also appears that I had a large algae outbreak could this be poison algae or something of that nature the fish appear to be fineClick image for larger version

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Old 03-27-2017, 09:21 PM   #2
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What are your Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate levels? How long have you been setup?
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:31 PM   #3
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I don't have a home test kit taking water down tomorrow tank has been running 5 months
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Old 03-28-2017, 02:00 AM   #4
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What all fish do you have, and when was your last water change?

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I have 4 zebra danios 1 snail and there was a pleco I did a water change after I noticed the pleco had died and before that maybe two weeks
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Im pretty positive you have two separate unrelated issues. As most algae is actually beneficial to water quality. Minus a few exceptions. A picture with white light will help ID algae. Kinda look like diatoms.

Complete tank specs with stock and params will help with the fish.
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Test your water.
What size tank ?
How often do you do water changes and how much water do you change ?

Plecos need at least 30g or more. They often need driftwood as well as supplemental food. They don't live on Algae alone.

Algae Eaters including snails only eat certain kinds of Algae. You need to offer them food as well.

Don't add more fish till you know what happened.

To combat algae;
Lights on timers. Reduce to 6 hours daily.
Water changes weekly
Don't overfeed
Don't overstock

A well balanced tank won't have a lot of algae.
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Got my water tested everything is perfect the snail made it no problems and now I'm doing algae wafers to supplement some food
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