A Favorite Herbivore Food

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This is one of those little-known secrets that the hobbyists discovered. Nori… The sheets of seaweed that we make sushi with. When hobbyists found out nori’s nutritional value (high in carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, and minerals), they began feeding their herbivores with it. Tangs, rabbit fish, some angels and blennies eat it quickly. Shrimp, hermit crabs, and […]

What Causes an Algae Bloom?

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What causes an algae bloom is a frequently asked question by aquarium owners, and the subject of much discussion and debate among hobbyists. Most of the answers, though, boil down to four points: light, food (nutrients), temperature, and filtration. How much light is being fed to the algae? When I come across an aquarium with an algae bloom, […]