View Full Version : HELP ...I think I had bubble algae...and it popped

12/15/2007, 07:50 PM
I saw a little green buble on my galaxia...I pulled it out of the tank, got some tweezers to pull it off the rock and it popped... It was out of the water, and I tried to get most of it off the rock before putting back into the tank. I was told it could spread. Is this kind of algae bad? Why would I get it?


12/15/2007, 08:00 PM
If out of the tank your fine. Just rinse of and even brush the area .
Its not the end of the world if it popped in your tank though. If you have good readings and good water quality then your fine. But if your already haveing other problems then this could spread and fast.

12/15/2007, 08:03 PM
Its not terrible, but it can be a slight nuisance and it just happens. Often times is comes from the LR. I would just keep an eye and see if it spreads.

12/15/2007, 08:33 PM
Can I get anything that will eat it? What do I do if I see more of them?



12/15/2007, 08:39 PM
Emerald crabs eat it from what I've heard

12/15/2007, 08:39 PM
Emerald crabs will eat them but isnt a true reef tank critter. Most get by with bo problems.

Heres some info.GL http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/valoniabubblemacroalgae/Bubble_Algae_iValoniai_Others.htm

12/15/2007, 10:09 PM
umm i think depending on how big the bubble was, it will release spores into your tank. again, if you have good water quality, nothing to worry about. but if you dont, all these little bubbles will come outta no where!

K' Family Reef
12/15/2007, 10:56 PM
emeralds worked for my 30gal - removing bubble algae

undecided whether would want one in our 125 though - have heard from others where emeralds went after fish and they are hard to find once in the tank if decide to remove them